"The intention was to demonstrate that it was not simply a spontaneous grassroots campaign, as it claimed, but supported by a well-known critic of our company", it said, without naming Soros. Following the Times investigation, Facebook ended its relationship with Definers, Facebook said in a blog post Thursday.
"I have tremendous respect for George Soros, even though we disagree on the impact and the importance of the internet overall", Mark Zuckerberg claimed, adding that Facebook has terminated ties with the firm.
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In October 2017, Facebook hired a Republican opposition research firm called Definers Public Affairs to help manage the company's PR image. "But as evidence accumulated that Facebook's power could also be exploited to disrupt elections, broadcast viral propaganda and inspire deadly campaigns of hate around the globe, Mr. Zuckerberg and Ms. Sandberg stumbled".
"As you know, there is a concerted right-wing effort the world over to demonize Mr. Soros and his foundations, which I lead-an effort which has contributed to death threats and the delivery of a pipe bomb to Mr. Soros' home". "This type of firm might be normal in Washington but it is not the kind of thing I want Facebook associated with". It's often been reported in the press that Apple chief Tim Cook and Zuckerberg are not mutual fans of each other, trading snipes about various subjects, including online privacy.
"While we still have a long way to go, we're proud of the progress we have made in fighting misinformation, removing bad content and preventing foreign actors from manipulating our platform", reads an excerpt from the November 15th media release.
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The Open Society Foundation founded by Soros meanwhile called for an independent probe of Facebook's tactics.
Gaspard said that beyond Soros, "Your methods threaten the very values underpinning our democracy", and asked to speak with Sandberg in person about how Facebook plans to move forward. "It's a civil liberty", Mr Cook had said in an interview in the midst of the Cambridge Analytica data scandal that showed the social media network was compromised and leveraged to influence the 2016 USA presidential race.
Facebook and Apple are two of the biggest companies in tech, but the companies have differing philosophies on privacy and data sharing.
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Israel responded with 160 airstrikes on military targets in Gaza. "But in the security of Israel, more is hidden than known". Haniyeh further stressed that Hamas had "achieved a military victory against this odious occupier in less than a week".