The Board of Directors of tech giant Facebook is backing their CFO Sheryl Sandberg in the George Soros scandal which has been dominating news about the social media giant.
Ms Sheryl Sandberg, the number two of Facebook, received the explicit support of the company's board of directors. She is under attack for her role in an internal investigation into the gossip spread by the network about billionaire George Soros.
"Ms Sandberg's actions were entirely appropriate in her role as number two," says the board of directors in a letter to the president of the foundation of George Soros, Mr Patrick Gaspard. She had made public apologies after the press revealed that Facebook had enabled Definers, a communications company with a bad reputation.
Definers had to dispel Facebook news in the affair of alleged Russian manipulation by the social network during the presidential elections of 2016.
Definers, whose contract has by now been dissolved, had attempted to link the attacks against the social network to Mr George Soros, the beloved target of Republicans and recipient of conspiracy theories. Mr Soros has repeatedly claimed to be the victim of anti-Semitic attacks.
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Ms Sandberg initially denied that she was aware of the activities of Definers. However, after new revelations from the New York Times, she finally had to admit that she had ordered the investigation into the billionaire.
She argued that during a speech in January 2018, Soros had described Facebook as a "threat to society" in the Swiss resort Davos.
Ms Sandberg wanted to know if the billionaire, who made his wealth gambling against the British pound in 1992, was attacking the company to make a profit from shorting Facebook stock.
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The board of directors of Facebook now says that it was therefore appropriate to conduct the investigation. "If a well-known and virulent investor attacks your company publicly, it is right and appropriate to conduct this kind of research."
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