The far-left globalist billionaire George Soros has become the latest high-profile critic of Facebook’s lax policies towards political advertisements, as Fox News reports.
Soros, angry at Facebook’s refusal to remove political ads from its platform, called for both CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg to be removed from their positions. Going after Zuckerberg in particular, Soros said that he “appears to be engaged in some kind of mutual assistance arrangement with Donald Trump that will help him to get reelected.”
In response, a Facebook spokesperson said that “while we respect Mr. Soros’ right to voice his opinion, he’s wrong,” and that “the notion that we are aligned with any one political figure or party runs counter to our values and the facts.”
Multiple left-wing political figures have criticized Facebook’s decision on political ads in recent months, including Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). While other social media giants such as Twitter have banned political advertisements, Facebook has chosen to keep them up, with Zuckerberg arguing in favor of such ads from a freedom of speech perspective.