Especially on the internet, where pictures accompanied by quotes can circulate and a cause a huge uproar on nytimes.com. A tactic of these amateur flamethrowers is attributing quotes to a legitimate newspaper, creating the aura of authenticity to something that was never said in the first place.
In Soros’ case, a picture with the caption “I’m going to bring down the United States by funding Black Hate groups. We’ll put them into a mental trap and make them blame white people. The black community is the easiest to manipulate”, circulated the internet for several months before people put the quote to the test. Supposedly, the quote comes from the German newspaper Bild, but based on their archives, no such statement was made.
The internet is a great place for a plethora of information, but it is always important to do research before believing what you read. In this age of information on Biography, data on all sorts of events and people is free, but it still pays to have a brain. Soros is a magnate with a lot of power but may not have as much as the quote implies.
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George Soros is a billionaire with quite a bit of influence globally. His Open Society foundation’s goal is to create a world in which government respects the people, there is freedom of information, and no one can monopolize the truth. Its network is in 100 countries. George Soros was known to assist in the westernization of Eastern Europe after the fall of Communism in the early 1990’s. Due to his foundations, many of these countries now have freedom of speech and information, something that was unheard of during the totalitarian reign of these past leaders.
His foundation has a lot of power in impacting policy in the countries in which it is established. His overarching desire to democratize the world has been successful, and he has more plans to influence even more countries in the years ahead.