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Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg was directly involved in the company's actions against liberal megadonor George Soros, asking the social media company's communications staff to research his financial activities, the New York Times reported. Soros called Facebook a "menace to society" in a January speech.

But now, three internal sources claim that Sandberg requested information on Soros' financial investments. Facebook conducted research and discovered Soros was behind funding for a group called Freedom from Facebook. Facebook said the company was already researching Soros when Sandberg sent an email asking if Soros had shorted Facebook stock.

Facebook fired Definers after a Times investigation revealed the relationship earlier in November. Sandberg, who is also Jewish, denied charges of anti-Semitism.

Facebook has defended its inquiries into Soros as a prudent and necessary step for any public company under attack by a high-profile figure - particularly one like Soros, a onetime currency trader who made a fortune in the 1990s betting against the British pound.

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Sandberg has come under fire for Facebook's handling of a rising tide of criticism, much of it related to the spread of disinformation across the social network.

Facebook has stumbled from one mess to another this year as it grapples with continuing fallout from Russia's use of the platform to interfere in the 2016 United States presidential election, the Cambridge Analytica scandal in which user data was harnessed in a bid to help candidate Donald Trump, and a huge security breach involving millions of accounts.

But it is Sandberg who oversees Facebook's policy and communications arms, which starting past year embarked on a hard-edged lobbying campaign to discredit the company's critics and push back on the growing chorus of voices calling for Facebook and other big tech companies to be broken up or more tightly regulated.

Schrage taking the hit for the controversy was seen by some as convenient, since he had said he was leaving the social network after working there for more than a decade.

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That activity included having the PR firm label several activist groups, Freedom From Facebook and Color of Change, as pawns of Soros.

Robinson said that while meeting with Sandberg, she denied hiring Definers or directing the firm's research. After a Times report revealed Facebook's payments to the Republican-backed firm, Definers Public Affairs, the company was criticized for propagating anti-Semitism.

"Responsibility for these decisions rests with leadership of the Communications team", Schrage said.

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