George Soros

What you need to know about George Soros, center of conspiracy theories

At one point, there were 500,000 negative tweets about Soros in one day. And that’s just the past several months.

By BEN SALES/JTA
09/09/2020
Giuliani says Soros wants to destroy government due to his ‘background'

Giuliani referred to the “sick background” of the Jewish billionaire and Holocaust survivor in condemning his donations to Black Lives Matter.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
20/08/2020
Billionaire investor George Soros speaks to the audience at the Schumpeter Award in Vienna, Austria
Bulgaria's Jews slam deputy PM for George Soros conspiracy comment

The backlash against these comments come on the 32nd day of the ongoing protests in Bulgaria, calling on the government to step down.

11/08/2020
Business magnate George Soros arrives to speak at the Open Russia Club in London, Britain June 20, 2
Chicago Tribune demotes columnist who blamed George Soros for violent protests

On Monday, Tribune editor-in-chief Colum McMahon announced that he would reorganize the placement of the newspaper’s columnists and separate news coverage from opinion columns.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
30/07/2020
Boycotting Twitter to protest its handling of antisemitism could backfire

First, there’s the issue of this boycott catalyzing around a Black man.

By RABBI EMILY COHEN/JTA
28/07/2020
Business magnate George Soros arrives to speak at the Open Russia Club in London, Britain June 20, 2
Soros’ foundation to spend $220 million to support racial justice group

“These investments will empower proven leaders in the Black community to reimagine policing, end mass incarceration, and eliminate the barriers to opportunity."

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
14/07/2020
Business magnate George Soros arrives to speak at the Open Russia Club in London, Britain June 20, 2
Journalist who wrote book on George Soros responds to conspiracy theories

More recently, far-right conspiracy theorists have also blamed the 89-year-old Jewish billionaire philanthropist for the Black Lives Matter protests.

By EMILY BURACK/ JTA
01/07/2020
Sacha Baron Cohen gets far-right rally to sing about Soros, Obama, Fauci

“Dr. Fauci, what we gonna do? Inject him with the Wuhan flu,” he sang, according to video posted on social media, which showed some members of the crowd singing along.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
29/06/2020
Hungarian President Viktor Orban (left) and Jewish Philanthropist George Soros
In blow to Orban's feud with Soros, Hungary loses fight over financing law

The law is part of measures taken by the Hungarian government against what it sees as unfair foreign influence, linked to its disagreements with Soros, who was born in Budapest.

By REUTERS
18/06/2020
George Soros
Texas Republicans under fire for posts linking George Soros to protest

Multiple Republican officials in Texas are under fire for social media posts suggesting George Soros is behind the protests sparked by the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
08/06/2020
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