This quote was invented. - Twitter screenshot
- A false quote from George Soros is shared on social networks. The billionaire reportedly told the Bild newspaper that he would "bring down the United States by funding black hate groups."
- Bild and the Open Society Foundations, founded by George Soros, refute the authenticity of the quote to 20 Minutes .
Another attack on George Soros. The American billionaire, known for funding NGOs around the world, is targeted by a false quote. According to a meme shared on social networks, the financier would have declared that he would "bring down the United States by funding black hate groups". He is said to have said this in September 2014 in the German newspaper Bild.
The meme has been around since 2016, recalls the American fact-checking site Snopes.
No trace of this interview can be found on the website of the German newspaper. A Bild spokesperson explains to 20 Minutes that no interview with George Soros was published in the newspaper or on the newspaper's website in September 2014. He adds that he “can't find this quote” in d other interviews or articles in Bild about George Soros.
The Open Society Foundations, founded by George Soros, also refute the authenticity of the content of this meme. "This quote is completely fabricated," says a spokesperson at 20 Minutes . "George Soros has dedicated his philanthropic career alongside communities of [people of color] to seek justice," she adds.
Like Bill Gates, George Soros is regularly the subject of intoxication because of his support for the American democrats, as well as his funding of NGOs supporting human rights.
Do you want the Fake off team to verify an info, photo or video? Fill out the form below or write to us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/20minFakeOff
20 Minutes is a partner of Facebook to fight against fake news. Thanks to this device, users of the social network can report information that they believe is false.
Death of George Floyd: Beware of this misleading infographic on homicides in the United States
Death of George Floyd: death reclassified as "murder"
- Fact checking
- George Floyd
- United States
- Fake Off
- By the Web