Published: Sun, January 28, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Soros attack on Facebook and Google lands wide

Soros attack on Facebook and Google lands wide

"They deliberately engineer addiction to the services they provide", which is harmful particularly for children, he said.

Soros compared the platforms to gambling businesses, saying they may be permanently damaging to human attention, while speaking at a World Economic Forum dinner in Davos.

Most concerning are Soros' warnings on how these data-rich monopolies could partner with authoritarian states to strengthen surveillance efforts against citizens, leading to totalitarian control "the likes of which not even Aldous Huxley or George Orwell could have imagined".

Leftist fearmongering about President Donald Trump literally destroying the world flared up again on Thursday, as liberal billionaire donor George Soros joined the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists in predicting a Trump nuclear armageddon.

Of greatest concern is social media's impact on people's autonomy - on "how people think and behave without them even being aware of it" - which has "far-reaching adverse consequences on the functioning of democracy and the integrity of elections".

Soros, 87, called the Trump administration a "danger" for risking nuclear war with North Korea.

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The financier's remarks couldn't help but spark a veritable flood of reactions over social media, with some users approving of what he said...

The billionaire investor said these technology giants are not mere distributors of information as they claim to be.

Soros warned that these companies would likely "compromise themselves" to enter the Chinese market. George Soros isn't involved in the day-to-day management of that organization.

Through US co-operation with China, Soros calls for the use of "carrots and sticks" toward North Korea, which could lead to a freeze-for-freeze agreement (under which the US and South Korea suspend military exercises in return for North Korea verifiably suspending the further development of nuclear weapons).

Speaking at the World Economic Forum on Thursday night, Soros warned that escalating tensions between the U.S. and North Korea now pose an existential threat to the current world order, and argued that the world must now accept North Korea as a nuclear power to prevent armageddon for the rest of the world. "The dictatorial leaders in these countries may be only too happy to collaborate with them, since they want to improve their methods of control over their own populations and expand their power and influence in the United States and the rest of the world".

Soros then stated his belief that the overreaching power of these companies would not last much longer saying "Davos is a good place to announce that their days are numbered".

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