FB releases new statement about Definers. And yes, Soros funding was behind anti-FB protests in Congress.
It truly is worth the read. Honestly what fascinates me about this is the dozens of ways that a tech company that "moves fast" could find itself just as burdened by unforeseen problems as their end users.
They didn't start out intending to be such a participant in politics and public policy. But that's exactly what happened, which must come as a huge such a shock to them; they've got to be asking "How in the hell did we end up here?"
"Did we ask them to do work on George Soros?
Yes. In January 2018, investor and philanthropist George Soros attacked Facebook in a speech at Davos, calling us a “menace to society.” We had not heard such criticism from him before and wanted to determine if he had any financial motivation. Definers researched this using public information.
Later, when the “Freedom from Facebook” campaign emerged as a so-called grassroots coalition, the team asked Definers to help understand the groups behind them. They learned that George Soros was funding several of the coalition members. They prepared documents and distributed these to the press to show that this was not simply a spontaneous grassroots movement."