NEW YORK | Facebook: Sandberg asked staff to research Soros finances
NEW YORK — Facebook said its No. 2 executive, Sheryl Sandberg, asked staff to investigate whether billionaire philanthropist George Soros, in calling the company a “menace,” had financial motivations against it.
This revelation follows prior disclosures that the company had done opposition research on him.
Friday’s statement from Facebook is in response to a New York Times article that describes Sandberg asking Facebook staff to look into Soros’ financial interests in speaking out against the company.