George Soros

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Facebook’s share price sank to a 19-month low last week as Wall Street digested a New York Times article that detailed the ways the social media giant used “delay, deny and deflect” tactics in response to scandals. Photograph: Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters

Does anyone like Facebook right now? The social media giant has had an excruciating 2018, much of which it has spent being excoriated by civil rights (...)

 Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg. Legislators globally must better regulate, and split apart, a company with such massive power over data, and therefore, over nations, citizens and the democratic process. Photograph: Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images

Yet another scandal has enveloped Facebook. This time, the problematical issues do not involve data mismanagement, privacy concerns or election meddli(...)

Behaving like a child: Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg. Photograph: Lawrence Jackson/The New York Times

To say it has been a bad week for Facebook would be an understatement. The Guardian got it spot on when it described the social network as having turn(...)

Photographs of Slovak investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee, Martina Kusnirova, in the office of the Aktuality.sk news outlet in Bratislava where he worked. They were shot dead in February.

A photograph of Jan Kuciak still stands in the lobby of the Bratislava media firm where he worked; former colleagues in the newsroom continue to dig t(...)

Mark Zuckerberg exercises near total control of Facebook because he owns 60 per cent of its voting shares.

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive and chairman, has held a conference call with reporters to discuss how the social network manages problema(...)

Cardboard cutouts of Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, in Washington earlier this year. Photograph: Lawrence Jackson/The New York Times

Billionaire George Soros’s philanthropic network ripped into Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg after the New York Times reported that t(...)

George Soros, the billionaire investor and Democratic donor, has been accused by Republicans, without evidence,  of  funding a caravan of Central American migrants headed for the US border. Photograph: Damon Winter/The New York Times

Three years ago, Hungary’s prime minister accused billionaire George Soros of trying to flood the country with Middle Eastern migrants. In recent wee(...)

The  CNN Center in Atlanta, Georgia. File photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

A suspicious package addressed to CNN was intercepted in Atlanta on Monday, bringing to 15 the number of potentially explosive devices sent through th(...)

Joan Freeman, Liadh Ní Riada, Michael D Higgins, Seán Gallagher, Peter Casey and Gavin Duffy. Surely some only marginally-compromised elder statesfolk could have been conjured up to give Higgins some proper competition? Photograph: Tom Honan

Right you shower of bastards, now that Peter Casey is president* things are going to be very different around here. Obviously, we at The Iri(...)

Janos Somloi, Leonard Hollo and Istvan Gajdos:  homeless men living near Lake Feneketlen in Budapest. Since October 15th, sleeping rough has been illegal in Hungary. Photograph: Dan McLaughlin

The leaves lie thick now around Lake Feneketlen in Budapest, and the gates are locked on the open-air theatre where football fans spent warm summer ev(...)

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