Soros expressed his concern that Zuckerberg and President Trump’s interests are aligned and Trump winning re-election in 2020 would actually help Facebook. “Facebook helped Trump to get elected and I am afraid that it will do the same in 2020,” Soros wrote.
“[T]here appears to be ‘an informal mutual assistance operation or agreement developing between Trump and Facebook’ in which Facebook will help President Trump to get re-elected and Mr. Trump will, in turn, defend Facebook against attacks from regulators and the media…” Soros continued. “Facebook is a publisher not just a neutral moderator or ‘platform.’”
“[Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg] follow only one guiding principle: maximize profits irrespective of the consequences. One way or another, they should not be left in control of Facebook.”