POL Soros Calls on EU to Regulate Social Media to Fight Populism

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Soros Calls on EU to Regulate Social Media to Fight Populism

by LIAM DEACON
16 Feb 2018
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Billionaire open-borders activist George Soros has demanded the European Union (EU) regulate social media because voters’ minds are being controlled and “manipulated”.

He claimed the size of social media firms made them a “public menace” and argued they had led people to vote against globalist causes, including electing President Donald J. Trump, in an article for The Guardian published Thursday.

The speculator, who runs one of the largest campaigning groups in the world and is noted for his interference in foreign politics and elections, said ultimately unregulated social media threatened democracy and the “integrity of elections”.

New media websites and populist groups have been prolific on social media, using the platforms to surpass mainstream media and promote causes Mr. Soros and his allies oppose.

Mr. Soros has a cosy relationship with the EU’s unelected leaders, meeting with them 11 times since the Brexit vote. Prime Minister Theresa May, in contrast, has had just three meetings in that period.

Just over a week ago, it was revealed Mr. Soros had quietly pumped half a million pounds into groups trying to block Brexit and overthrow the Tory government.

In the Guardian article, he wrote that social media can “influence how people think and behave without them even being aware of it” and “this interferes with the functioning of democracy and the integrity of elections”.

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Due to social media use, he claimed people are losing “freedom of mind”, adding: “This danger does not loom only in the future; it played an important role in the 2016 US presidential election.”

“President Donald Trump would like to establish his own mafia-style state,” he said, claiming the President was part of the same problem as North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-un.

“In the US, regulators are not strong enough to stand up to the monopolies’ political influence. The EU is better positioned, because it doesn’t have any platform giants of its own,” he continued.

“The EU commissioner for competition Margrethe Vestager is the champion of the European approach,” he added, praising the bureaucrat who recently visited Communist Cuba without condemning human rights abuses in the nation.

Mr. Soros, who has been convicted of insider trading, is also suspected of attempting to interfere in U.S. elections, and his name came up around 60 times in emails released by WikiLeaks relating to the recent presidential race.
 

dstraito

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I call on all the people Soros has thrown under the bus, both dead and alive to haunt him mercilessly.
 

Jeep

Veteran Member
Soros doesn't like people finding out about him or his past on social media. That is probably why he wants it shut down. The old Nazi bastard needs to croak along with the rest of his family.
 

Delta

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I find the suggestion that we manipulate social media because it is manipulating people somewhat ludicrous.
 

Hfcomms

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Soros Calls on EU to Regulate Social Media to Fight Populism

I wish ill will on no human being. But if I was inclined to do so the likes of George Soros would be at the top of my list and when he and those like him take their dirt nap there will be few mourners.
 

20Gauge

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My question is why do people believe that we need to control populism?

The issue with people is that they no longer can just go along with things and mind their manners. People now feel the who world should cater to their needs first and foremost and at the expense of others.

As long as an activity doesn't hurt another, then it should be go to go. I do understand that idiots are now claiming being hurt by something that really doesn't, but that is another discussion.
 

LightEcho

Veteran Member
When it comes to the likes of George Soros, I would gladly defend my country, the US constitution, and the liberty of what was supposed to be our way of life. I don't think Georgi will make it through this year.
 

Dobbin

Faithful Steed
Isn’t this kinda like the pot calling the kettle black?
Yes. Soros inconsistencies he wears on the tip of his tongue.

Methinks he fears people (the minions) openly communicating. As much as Facebook, Twitter, and other social media on the Internet try to "control" what is said on the Internet, people are communicating.

And he fears that.

Truth will out - and that for him is a problem.

Dobbin
 

mzkitty

I give up.
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Replying to @TruthinGov2016 @_Luv_MAGA

Shut up Soros U R without a doubt the EVIL OF ALL ..along with Hillary & Obama #MAGA #BREAKING #tcot U CALL 4 regulation of social media to fight populism only Cuz U & left losing & we see truth Swamp is draining by @realDonaldTrump
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