The 2020 election is rigged! That’s the word from billionaire George Soros who was speaking at a dinner hosted by his Open Society organization in Davos, Switzerland.
“I think there is a kind of informal mutual assistance operation or agreement developing between Trump and Facebook,” Soros, 89, said Thursday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “Facebook will work together to re-elect Trump, and Trump will work to protect Facebook so that this situation cannot be changed and it makes me very concerned about the outcome for 2020.”
Soros didn’t offer any evidence for his claim. “This is just plain wrong,” Facebook spokesman Andy Stone said in response…
“Facebook basically has only one guiding principle: maximize your profits irrespective of what harm it may do to the world,” Soros said Thursday.
This is what would normally be called a conspiracy theory. Unfortunately, it’s not that far afield from what many on the progressive left already believe about Facebook, i.e. that Russian manipulation of Facebook handed Trump the 2016 election. Russians did spend money on Facebook in 2016 but the claim it was somehow decisive or even very significant is nonsense. In fact, just about two weeks ago a Facebook executive’s leaked memo, which was published by the NY Times, made this point: