Friday, October 30

Opinion: Smearing Soros to stoke hate: You too, Facebook?

Opinion: Smearing Soros to stoke hate: You too, Facebook?
The calls came fast, all with the same question: Is it true you are funded by George Soros? I was dismayed. I run a national racial justice organization, and a story had just broken that named us in a controversy. The New York Times reported that Facebook had sought to deflect blame for its role in empowering far right hate speech by, in fact, employing a right-wing media company to spread a soft, sanitized version of that same hate speech. And instead of holding Facebook accountable for that, these reporters just wanted me to confirm whether Soros was a funder.



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