The revelation complicates Sandberg's shifting explanations of her role in Facebook's decisions to hire Definers and go on the offensive against the social network's growing legion of critics. In his remarks, the liberal financier railed against what he called the "monopolistic" stranglehold of Facebook and Google, warning against what he characterized as the companies' threat to democracy and impact on human behavior. The company continued to state: "That research was already underway when Sheryl sent an email asking if Mr. Soros had shorted Facebook's stock".
"In light of Sandberg's continuously changing story on the Soros research, there's no way their denials about attacking other critics can be taken at face value", Vale said.
Sandberg sent an email to senior communications and policy executives in January that asked them to look into the billionaire's financial interests, The New York Times reported on Thursday.
Definers "learned that George Soros was funding several of the coalition members", Elliot Schrage, Facebook's outgoing head of communications and policy, said in a statement last week.
However, Robinson made additional calls for Facebook to release documents prepared by Definers meant to discredit groups like Color of Change and individuals like Soros, and reiterated that having Joel Kaplan lead Facebook's policy team put the audit's integrity into question. Color of Change, a group that broke off from a Soros-funded think tank, is a partner of Freedom from Facebook, a coalition calling for the social media company's breakup.
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"The players come in happier, but now we have to forget about the last game and think about Chelsea - another hard game for us". Chelsea have lost just once under Maurizio Sarri . "Two strikers scored and that is very important".
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This season they have been far more threatening, however, scoring a total of 20 goals scored in 13 games to buck the trend. They don't have the same respect for us that they have for Man City, for example.
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It has also called upon the CBFC to re-examine the film and suspend its exhibition until the body's complaint is probed. It also alleged that it violated many sections of the Indian Penal Code, Mint reported , citing the statement.
Following news of the firm's relationship with Facebook, the tech giant immediately cut ties with the company.
We researched potential motivations behind George Soros's criticism of Facebook in January 2018.
Facebook has stumbled from one mess to another this year as it grapples with continuing fallout from Russia's use of the platform to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the Cambridge Analytica scandal in which user data was harnessed in a bid to help candidate Donald Trump, and a huge security breach involving millions of accounts.
Sandberg has come under fire for Facebook's handling of a rising tide of criticism, much of it related to the spread of disinformation across the social network. Sandberg had previously denied knowledge of the firm.
Sandberg at first denied knowing that Facebook had hired Definers, before acknowledging in a post last week that some of the company's work for Facebook had crossed her desk. The person said it would be very surprising if Sandberg wasn't directly involved with Facebook's work with Definers.