Color of Change Rips Facebook for Boosting 'Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Theories'

Facebook smears the civil rights organization, Color of Change, saying they're puppets of Soros.

"After the New York Times published a bombshell report detailing Facebook's efforts to smear its critics by deploying anti-Semitic conspiracy theories that are commonly spread right-wing extremists, Color of Change—the online racial justice organization that Facebook attempted to discredit as a "puppet" of billionaire philanthropist George Soros—issued a scathing statement on Thursday denouncing the tech giant for "using anti-Semitism as a crowbar to kneecap a black-led organization working to hold them accountable."

"Facebook is violating its most fundamental mission of building human connection, as well as the trust placed in it by billions of people, by advancing extremist far-right conspiracy theories that are aimed at denigrating Jews and belittling people of color," said Color of Change president Rashad Robinson. "It is reprehensible, it is dangerous, and they should be ashamed."

While Robinson notes that Color of Change has worked with Facebook on a variety of civil rights issues in the past, the group has also been sharply critical of the social media behemoth, accusing it of placing "profit over the safety and privacy of millions of Americans, especially black people, Muslims, and other vulnerable groups."

While Robinson notes that Color of Change has worked with Facebook on a variety of civil rights issues in the past, the group has also been sharply critical of the social media behemoth, accusing it of placing "profit over the safety and privacy of millions of Americans, especially black people, Muslims, and other vulnerable groups."

According to the Times, Facebook used the Republican public relations firm Definers Public Affairs to "explore the financial connections between Mr. Soros' family or philanthropies" and Color of Change in an attempt to discredit the group's legitimate criticism of the social media giant as Soros-fueled propaganda.

"Facebook's response to our campaign, which challenged them to improve their platform and create safe conditions for black people and other marginalized groups, was to fan the flames of anti-Semitism," Robinson said..."

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