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Miloch
2020-06-21 21:33:49 UTC
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...sparked by the death of George Floyd soar online - as far right claim he
'owns Antifa' and has 'hired protesters to cause chaos'

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8445097/Bizarre-conspiracy-theories-George-Soros-fueling-unrest-owning-Antifa-soar-online.html

*The theories involving Soros, 89, range from him hiring protesters and renting
buses to transport them to demonstrations, to stashing piles of bricks near
riots

*Amplified by a growing number of people on the far right, including some
Republican leaders, online posts about Soros have skyrocketed

*They have been accompanied by online ads bought by conservative groups that
call on authorities to ‘investigate George Soros for funding domestic terrorism'

*Soros has donated billions of dollars of his personal wealth to liberal and
anti-authoritarian causes around the world making him a target for the far right

*The new wave of theories began as nationwide demonstrations emerged over George
Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police

*Some insist Soros financed the protests, while others say he colluded with
police to fake Floyd’s death last month

*Some have claimed Soros ‘owns’ Antifa and Black Lives Matter, while others
falsely claimed he’s a former Nazi who vowed to ‘destroy the USA’

Conspiracy theories that billionaire philanthropist George Soros has been
organizing and funding the nationwide anti-police brutality protests sparked by
the death of George Floyd are gaining traction online among the far right.

The baseless theories involving Soros range from him hiring protesters and
renting buses to transport them to demonstrations, to stashing piles of bricks
around protest sights so that activists can hurl them into glass storefronts or
at police.

Amplified by a growing number of people on the far right, including some
Republican leaders, online posts about Soros have skyrocketed in recent weeks.

They have been accompanied by online ads bought by conservative groups that call
on authorities to ‘investigate George Soros for funding domestic terrorism and
his decades-long corruption.’

The 89-year-old has donated billions of dollars of his personal wealth to
liberal and anti-authoritarian causes around the world, making him a favored
target among many on the right. The Hungarian-American, who is Jewish, has also
been the subject of anti-Semitic attacks and conspiracy theories for decades.

Such hoaxes can now travel farther and faster with social media.

Over just four days in late May, negative Twitter posts about Soros spiked from
about 20,000 a day to more than 500,000 a day, according to an analysis by the
Anti-Defamation League.

The Institute for Strategic Dialogue, a London think tank focused on extremism
and polarization, found an even more pronounced jump on Facebook, where there
were 68,746 mentions of Soros in May.

The previous record of 38,326 Soros mentions was in October 2018, when angry
posts alleged he was helping migrant caravans headed to the U.S.

The new wave began as nationwide demonstrations emerged over George Floyd’s
death at the hands of Minneapolis police.

Some insist Soros financed the protests, while others say he colluded with
police to fake Floyd’s death last month.

Some have claimed Soros ‘owns’ Antifa and Black Lives Matter, while others
falsely claimed he’s a former Nazi who vowed to ‘destroy the USA’.

But all available evidence suggests the protests are what they seem: gatherings
of thousands of Americans upset about police brutality and racial injustice.

‘I think partly it’s an attempt to distract from the real matters at hand — the
pandemic, the protests or the Black Lives Matter movement,’ Laura Silber, chief
communications officer for Soros’ philanthropic Open Society Foundations, said
of the theories. ‘It’s pretty demeaning to the people out there protesting when
someone says they’re all paid. It’s insulting.’

A LOOK AT SOME OF THE CLAIMS:

*Soros pays protesters: No evidence has been presented to suggest demonstrators
were paid by Soros or his organizations. It’s a new take on an old hoax: past
versions claimed Soros paid for a long list of other events, including the 2017
Women’s March held just after President Donald Trump’s inauguration.

*Soros pays to transport protesters: Last week, a photo claiming to show two
buses emblazoned with the words ‘Soros Riot Dance Squad’ got widespread
attention. The photo was cited as proof of Soros’ involvement in the protests,
but it was bogus. The original photo showed two unmarked buses; someone later
doctored it to add the language supposedly implicating Soros.

*Soros organizes stashing piles of bricks near protests: Several false claims
involving stockpiles of bricks have been debunked, and no evidence has turned up
showing they were purposefully placed.
Experts who study conspiracy theories say the new claims about Soros are a way
to delegitimize the protests and the actual reasons behind them.

Some see anti-Semitism, or a new spin on the age-old hoax that a shadowy cabal
of rich men — whether it’s the Illuminati, the Rothschilds, the Rockefellers,
Bill Gates or Soros — is manipulating world events.

The theories have had real-world consequences. In 2018, amid news of caravans of
migrants making their way toward the U.S.-Mexico border, online misinformation
about Soros was linked to violence.

Cesar Sayoc, a Florida man who was obsessed with Trump, mentioned Soros dozens
of times on social media before mailing pipe bombs to newsrooms, top Democrats
and Soros himself.

Despite significant scrutiny, no evidence was ever found to tie the caravan to
Soros. Trump, however, helped fan the flames when asked whether Soros was
involved.

‘I wouldn’t be surprised. A lot of people say yes,’ the president said.

Still, some Republicans have begun pushing back on false claims of Soros’
connection to the protests and those spreading the rumors.

After several Republican Party chairpeople in a Texas county shared posts
claiming Soros was behind the demonstrations, the state party leader called on
them to resign.

Experts say conspiracy theories can become a problem when they lead to threats
of violence or cause people to lose trust in important institutions. They can
fade into the background only to reemerge at times of crisis.

‘Conspiracy theories are like themselves viruses,’ said Josh Introne, a Syracuse
University information studies professor who researches conspiracy theories.
‘The characters may change a little, and the theory itself may mutate. But they
stick around.’





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BeamMeUpScotty
2020-06-21 22:50:56 UTC
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Post by Miloch
...sparked by the death of George Floyd soar online - as far right claim he
'owns Antifa' and has 'hired protesters to cause chaos'
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8445097/Bizarre-conspiracy-theories-George-Soros-fueling-unrest-owning-Antifa-soar-online.html
*The theories involving Soros, 89, range from him hiring protesters and renting
buses to transport them to demonstrations, to stashing piles of bricks near
riots
NO.. the theories is that Soros money is helping fuel it. The people
doing it are paid to be criminals. Like the MAFIA does it.
Post by Miloch
*Amplified by a growing number of people on the far right, including some
Republican leaders, online posts about Soros have skyrocketed
*They have been accompanied by online ads bought by conservative groups that
call on authorities to ‘investigate George Soros for funding domestic terrorism'
*Soros has donated billions of dollars of his personal wealth to liberal and
anti-authoritarian causes around the world making him a target for the far right
*The new wave of theories began as nationwide demonstrations emerged over George
Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police
*Some insist Soros financed the protests, while others say he colluded with
police to fake Floyd’s death last month
*Some have claimed Soros ‘owns’ Antifa and Black Lives Matter, while others
falsely claimed he’s a former Nazi who vowed to ‘destroy the USA’
Soros is an ECONOMIC TERRORIST.
Post by Miloch
Conspiracy theories that billionaire philanthropist George Soros has been
organizing and funding the nationwide anti-police brutality protests sparked by
the death of George Floyd are gaining traction online among the far right.
The baseless theories involving Soros range from him hiring protesters and
renting buses to transport them to demonstrations, to stashing piles of bricks
around protest sights so that activists can hurl them into glass storefronts or
at police.
Amplified by a growing number of people on the far right, including some
Republican leaders, online posts about Soros have skyrocketed in recent weeks.
They have been accompanied by online ads bought by conservative groups that call
on authorities to ‘investigate George Soros for funding domestic terrorism and
his decades-long corruption.’
The 89-year-old has donated billions of dollars of his personal wealth to
liberal and anti-authoritarian causes around the world, making him a favored
target among many on the right. The Hungarian-American, who is Jewish, has also
been the subject of anti-Semitic attacks and conspiracy theories for decades.
Such hoaxes can now travel farther and faster with social media.
Over just four days in late May, negative Twitter posts about Soros spiked from
about 20,000 a day to more than 500,000 a day, according to an analysis by the
Anti-Defamation League.
The Institute for Strategic Dialogue, a London think tank focused on extremism
and polarization, found an even more pronounced jump on Facebook, where there
were 68,746 mentions of Soros in May.
The previous record of 38,326 Soros mentions was in October 2018, when angry
posts alleged he was helping migrant caravans headed to the U.S.
The new wave began as nationwide demonstrations emerged over George Floyd’s
death at the hands of Minneapolis police.
Some insist Soros financed the protests, while others say he colluded with
police to fake Floyd’s death last month.
Some have claimed Soros ‘owns’ Antifa and Black Lives Matter, while others
falsely claimed he’s a former Nazi who vowed to ‘destroy the USA’.
But all available evidence suggests the protests are what they seem: gatherings
of thousands of Americans upset about police brutality and racial injustice.
‘I think partly it’s an attempt to distract from the real matters at hand — the
pandemic, the protests or the Black Lives Matter movement,’ Laura Silber, chief
communications officer for Soros’ philanthropic Open Society Foundations, said
of the theories. ‘It’s pretty demeaning to the people out there protesting when
someone says they’re all paid. It’s insulting.’
*Soros pays protesters: No evidence has been presented to suggest demonstrators
were paid by Soros or his organizations. It’s a new take on an old hoax: past
versions claimed Soros paid for a long list of other events, including the 2017
Women’s March held just after President Donald Trump’s inauguration.
*Soros pays to transport protesters: Last week, a photo claiming to show two
buses emblazoned with the words ‘Soros Riot Dance Squad’ got widespread
attention. The photo was cited as proof of Soros’ involvement in the protests,
but it was bogus. The original photo showed two unmarked buses; someone later
doctored it to add the language supposedly implicating Soros.
*Soros organizes stashing piles of bricks near protests: Several false claims
involving stockpiles of bricks have been debunked, and no evidence has turned up
showing they were purposefully placed.
Experts who study conspiracy theories say the new claims about Soros are a way
to delegitimize the protests and the actual reasons behind them.
Some see anti-Semitism, or a new spin on the age-old hoax that a shadowy cabal
of rich men — whether it’s the Illuminati, the Rothschilds, the Rockefellers,
Bill Gates or Soros — is manipulating world events.
The theories have had real-world consequences. In 2018, amid news of caravans of
migrants making their way toward the U.S.-Mexico border, online misinformation
about Soros was linked to violence.
Cesar Sayoc, a Florida man who was obsessed with Trump, mentioned Soros dozens
of times on social media before mailing pipe bombs to newsrooms, top Democrats
and Soros himself.
Despite significant scrutiny, no evidence was ever found to tie the caravan to
Soros. Trump, however, helped fan the flames when asked whether Soros was
involved.
‘I wouldn’t be surprised. A lot of people say yes,’ the president said.
Still, some Republicans have begun pushing back on false claims of Soros’
connection to the protests and those spreading the rumors.
After several Republican Party chairpeople in a Texas county shared posts
claiming Soros was behind the demonstrations, the state party leader called on
them to resign.
Experts say conspiracy theories can become a problem when they lead to threats
of violence or cause people to lose trust in important institutions. They can
fade into the background only to reemerge at times of crisis.
‘Conspiracy theories are like themselves viruses,’ said Josh Introne, a Syracuse
University information studies professor who researches conspiracy theories.
‘The characters may change a little, and the theory itself may mutate. But they
stick around.’
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*Mama'says*
235 - Obama has no problem calling the police, racists and condemning
them. Why so much difficulty calling Muslims... terrorists and
condemning them?
SEXWATCH
2020-06-22 02:38:47 UTC
Permalink
Post by Miloch
...sparked by the death of George Floyd soar online - as far right
claim he 'owns Antifa' and has 'hired protesters to cause chaos'
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8445097/Bizarre-conspiracy-the
ories-George-Soros-fueling-unrest-owning-Antifa-soar-online.html
*The theories involving Soros, 89, range from him hiring protesters
and renting buses to transport them to demonstrations, to stashing
piles of bricks near riots
*Amplified by a growing number of people on the far right, including
some Republican leaders, online posts about Soros have skyrocketed
*They have been accompanied by online ads bought by conservative
groups that call on authorities to ‘investigate George Soros for
funding domestic terrorism'
*Soros has donated billions of dollars of his personal wealth to
liberal and anti-authoritarian causes around the world making him a
target for the far right
*The new wave of theories began as nationwide demonstrations emerged
over George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police
*Some insist Soros financed the protests, while others say he colluded
with police to fake Floyd’s death last month
*Some have claimed Soros ‘owns’ Antifa and Black Lives Matter, while
others falsely claimed he’s a former Nazi who vowed to ‘destroy the
USA’
Conspiracy theories that billionaire philanthropist George Soros has
been organizing and funding the nationwide anti-police brutality
protests sparked by the death of George Floyd are gaining traction
online among the far right.
The baseless theories involving Soros range from him hiring protesters
and renting buses to transport them to demonstrations, to stashing
piles of bricks around protest sights so that activists can hurl them
into glass storefronts or at police.
Amplified by a growing number of people on the far right, including
some Republican leaders, online posts about Soros have skyrocketed in
recent weeks.
They have been accompanied by online ads bought by conservative groups
that call on authorities to ‘investigate George Soros for funding
domestic terrorism and his decades-long corruption.’
The 89-year-old has donated billions of dollars of his personal wealth
to liberal and anti-authoritarian causes around the world, making him
a favored target among many on the right. The Hungarian-American, who
is Jewish, has also been the subject of anti-Semitic attacks and
conspiracy theories for decades.
Such hoaxes can now travel farther and faster with social media.
Over just four days in late May, negative Twitter posts about Soros
spiked from about 20,000 a day to more than 500,000 a day, according
to an analysis by the Anti-Defamation League.
The Institute for Strategic Dialogue, a London think tank focused on
extremism and polarization, found an even more pronounced jump on
Facebook, where there were 68,746 mentions of Soros in May.
The previous record of 38,326 Soros mentions was in October 2018, when
angry posts alleged he was helping migrant caravans headed to the U.S.
The new wave began as nationwide demonstrations emerged over George
Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police.
Some insist Soros financed the protests, while others say he colluded
with police to fake Floyd’s death last month.
Some have claimed Soros ‘owns’ Antifa and Black Lives Matter, while
others falsely claimed he’s a former Nazi who vowed to ‘destroy the
USA’.
gatherings of thousands of Americans upset about police brutality and
racial injustice.
‘I think partly it’s an attempt to distract from the real matters at
hand — the pandemic, the protests or the Black Lives Matter movement,’
Laura Silber, chief communications officer for Soros’ philanthropic
Open Society Foundations, said of the theories. ‘It’s pretty demeaning
to the people out there protesting when someone says they’re all paid.
It’s insulting.’
*Soros pays protesters: No evidence has been presented to suggest
demonstrators were paid by Soros or his organizations. It’s a new take
on an old hoax: past versions claimed Soros paid for a long list of
other events, including the 2017 Women’s March held just after
President Donald Trump’s inauguration.
*Soros pays to transport protesters: Last week, a photo claiming to
show two buses emblazoned with the words ‘Soros Riot Dance Squad’ got
widespread attention. The photo was cited as proof of Soros’
involvement in the protests, but it was bogus. The original photo
showed two unmarked buses; someone later doctored it to add the
language supposedly implicating Soros.
*Soros organizes stashing piles of bricks near protests: Several false
claims involving stockpiles of bricks have been debunked, and no
evidence has turned up showing they were purposefully placed.
Experts who study conspiracy theories say the new claims about Soros
are a way to delegitimize the protests and the actual reasons behind
them.
Some see anti-Semitism, or a new spin on the age-old hoax that a
shadowy cabal of rich men — whether it’s the Illuminati, the
Rothschilds, the Rockefellers, Bill Gates or Soros — is manipulating
world events.
The theories have had real-world consequences. In 2018, amid news of
caravans of migrants making their way toward the U.S.-Mexico border,
online misinformation about Soros was linked to violence.
Cesar Sayoc, a Florida man who was obsessed with Trump, mentioned
Soros dozens of times on social media before mailing pipe bombs to
newsrooms, top Democrats and Soros himself.
Despite significant scrutiny, no evidence was ever found to tie the
caravan to Soros. Trump, however, helped fan the flames when asked
whether Soros was involved.
‘I wouldn’t be surprised. A lot of people say yes,’ the president said.
Still, some Republicans have begun pushing back on false claims of
Soros’ connection to the protests and those spreading the rumors.
After several Republican Party chairpeople in a Texas county shared
posts claiming Soros was behind the demonstrations, the state party
leader called on them to resign.
Experts say conspiracy theories can become a problem when they lead to
threats of violence or cause people to lose trust in important
institutions. They can fade into the background only to reemerge at
times of crisis.
‘Conspiracy theories are like themselves viruses,’ said Josh Introne,
a Syracuse University information studies professor who researches
conspiracy theories. ‘The characters may change a little, and the
theory itself may mutate. But they stick around.’
The "protests" are global and too well organized to NOT have been
centrally controlled and funded. And they happened quickly and with
precision that suggests central is controlling the strings. Soros is
however the frequent attack of NEO Nazis who just hate jews, so that is
suspect.
Hello Kiitty
2020-06-22 04:54:47 UTC
Permalink
Post by SEXWATCH
Post by Miloch
...sparked by the death of George Floyd soar online - as far right
claim he 'owns Antifa' and has 'hired protesters to cause chaos'
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8445097/Bizarre-conspiracy-the
ories-George-Soros-fueling-unrest-owning-Antifa-soar-online.html
*The theories involving Soros, 89, range from him hiring protesters
and renting buses to transport them to demonstrations, to stashing
piles of bricks near riots
*Amplified by a growing number of people on the far right, including
some Republican leaders, online posts about Soros have skyrocketed
*They have been accompanied by online ads bought by conservative
groups that call on authorities to ‘investigate George Soros for
funding domestic terrorism'
*Soros has donated billions of dollars of his personal wealth to
liberal and anti-authoritarian causes around the world making him a
target for the far right
*The new wave of theories began as nationwide demonstrations emerged
over George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police
*Some insist Soros financed the protests, while others say he colluded
with police to fake Floyd’s death last month
*Some have claimed Soros ‘owns’ Antifa and Black Lives Matter, while
others falsely claimed he’s a former Nazi who vowed to ‘destroy the
USA’
Conspiracy theories that billionaire philanthropist George Soros has
been organizing and funding the nationwide anti-police brutality
protests sparked by the death of George Floyd are gaining traction
online among the far right.
The baseless theories involving Soros range from him hiring protesters
and renting buses to transport them to demonstrations, to stashing
piles of bricks around protest sights so that activists can hurl them
into glass storefronts or at police.
Amplified by a growing number of people on the far right, including
some Republican leaders, online posts about Soros have skyrocketed in
recent weeks.
They have been accompanied by online ads bought by conservative groups
that call on authorities to ‘investigate George Soros for funding
domestic terrorism and his decades-long corruption.’
The 89-year-old has donated billions of dollars of his personal wealth
to liberal and anti-authoritarian causes around the world, making him
a favored target among many on the right. The Hungarian-American, who
is Jewish, has also been the subject of anti-Semitic attacks and
conspiracy theories for decades.
Such hoaxes can now travel farther and faster with social media.
Over just four days in late May, negative Twitter posts about Soros
spiked from about 20,000 a day to more than 500,000 a day, according
to an analysis by the Anti-Defamation League.
The Institute for Strategic Dialogue, a London think tank focused on
extremism and polarization, found an even more pronounced jump on
Facebook, where there were 68,746 mentions of Soros in May.
The previous record of 38,326 Soros mentions was in October 2018, when
angry posts alleged he was helping migrant caravans headed to the U.S.
The new wave began as nationwide demonstrations emerged over George
Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police.
Some insist Soros financed the protests, while others say he colluded
with police to fake Floyd’s death last month.
Some have claimed Soros ‘owns’ Antifa and Black Lives Matter, while
others falsely claimed he’s a former Nazi who vowed to ‘destroy the
USA’.
gatherings of thousands of Americans upset about police brutality and
racial injustice.
‘I think partly it’s an attempt to distract from the real matters at
hand — the pandemic, the protests or the Black Lives Matter movement,’
Laura Silber, chief communications officer for Soros’ philanthropic
Open Society Foundations, said of the theories. ‘It’s pretty demeaning
to the people out there protesting when someone says they’re all paid.
It’s insulting.’
*Soros pays protesters: No evidence has been presented to suggest
demonstrators were paid by Soros or his organizations. It’s a new take
on an old hoax: past versions claimed Soros paid for a long list of
other events, including the 2017 Women’s March held just after
President Donald Trump’s inauguration.
*Soros pays to transport protesters: Last week, a photo claiming to
show two buses emblazoned with the words ‘Soros Riot Dance Squad’ got
widespread attention. The photo was cited as proof of Soros’
involvement in the protests, but it was bogus. The original photo
showed two unmarked buses; someone later doctored it to add the
language supposedly implicating Soros.
*Soros organizes stashing piles of bricks near protests: Several false
claims involving stockpiles of bricks have been debunked, and no
evidence has turned up showing they were purposefully placed.
Experts who study conspiracy theories say the new claims about Soros
are a way to delegitimize the protests and the actual reasons behind
them.
Some see anti-Semitism, or a new spin on the age-old hoax that a
shadowy cabal of rich men — whether it’s the Illuminati, the
Rothschilds, the Rockefellers, Bill Gates or Soros — is manipulating
world events.
The theories have had real-world consequences. In 2018, amid news of
caravans of migrants making their way toward the U.S.-Mexico border,
online misinformation about Soros was linked to violence.
Cesar Sayoc, a Florida man who was obsessed with Trump, mentioned
Soros dozens of times on social media before mailing pipe bombs to
newsrooms, top Democrats and Soros himself.
Despite significant scrutiny, no evidence was ever found to tie the
caravan to Soros. Trump, however, helped fan the flames when asked
whether Soros was involved.
‘I wouldn’t be surprised. A lot of people say yes,’ the president said.
Still, some Republicans have begun pushing back on false claims of
Soros’ connection to the protests and those spreading the rumors.
After several Republican Party chairpeople in a Texas county shared
posts claiming Soros was behind the demonstrations, the state party
leader called on them to resign.
Experts say conspiracy theories can become a problem when they lead to
threats of violence or cause people to lose trust in important
institutions. They can fade into the background only to reemerge at
times of crisis.
‘Conspiracy theories are like themselves viruses,’ said Josh Introne,
a Syracuse University information studies professor who researches
conspiracy theories. ‘The characters may change a little, and the
theory itself may mutate. But they stick around.’
The "protests" are global and too well organized to NOT have been
centrally controlled and funded. And they happened quickly and with
precision that suggests central is controlling the strings. Soros is
however the frequent attack of NEO Nazis who just hate jews, so that is
suspect.
So who would it be if it's not Soros? There is no answer to that question.
max bond
2020-06-22 14:14:37 UTC
Permalink
Post by Miloch
...sparked by the death of George Floyd soar online - as far right claim he
'owns Antifa' and has 'hired protesters to cause chaos'
There needs to be a crackdown on ALL Jews, not just Soros but Trump is a weak
President, too afraid and politically correct to ruffle feathers of the
establishment.

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