HUNGARY: Facebook Has Introduced A ‘Soros Oversight Board’ To Censor Conservatives


A senior Hungarian government official has denounced the new Facebook censorship review panel as an “Soros oversight board”, pointing out the links between the Soros network and many of the board’s members.

“Facebook announced it has created an Oversight Board to help decide what content stays for viewing and what content will be removed from the world’s largest social media site – and it appears to be packed with liberals, including more than one with direct ties to Soros himself,” wrote Zoltán Kovács, the Hungarian Public Diplomacy and Relations Secretary, in a Saturday op-ed.

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Kovács went on to draw attention to the members of the board itself.

“Of the four co-chairs on this new board, only one could be called conservative – to some,” he continued, referring to Stanford professor Michael McConnell, a center-right Trump critic.

He continued:

Amongst the other co-chairs are Catalina Botero Marino, a board member of the pro-abortion Center for Reproductive Rights, funded by Open Society Foundations. Then there’s former Danish prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, who does not believe in salvation (or heaven… or hell) and is unequivocally and vocally anti-Trump. Helle is also CEO of Save the Children International, an organization partnered with Open Society Foundations. She additionally serves as a trustee of the International Crisis Group, a group that George Soros funded originally and one where he and his son Alexander both serve as trustees alongside Helle.

Lastly, among the board chairs, we have a Columbia University professor Jamal Greene. He served as an aide to Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) during Justice Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings, when Harris stated that Kavanaugh was a “a direct and fundamental threat” to the Supreme Court’s promise to carry out justice fairly.

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Kovács summed up the board as having a political spectrum ranging “from left-liberal to far left-liberal”, noting seven members of the 20-member board with overt Soros ties. Many of the others on the board are even more radical in their leftist ideology than the Soros network.

“How does this private citizen, a person who promotes an ideology far outside the mainstream, along with a group of his like-minded associates, paid employees and sympathizers move in to become regulators-in-chief for a platform catering to over 30 percent of the world’s population?” Kovács concluded.