“George Soros, Hon FBA is a Hungarian-American billionaire investor and philanthropist. As of February 2018, he had a net worth of $8 billion, having donated more than $32 billion to his philanthropic agency, the Open Society Foundations.
He (Soros) owns the WuXi PHARMA LAB which is located in Wuhan, China where COVID-19 was allegedly developed and conveniently Broke Out.
Conspiracy theory falsely connects George Soros to COVID-19George Soros has been accused of many outrageous things. Now, misinformation on Facebook is blaming the billionaire philanthropist for the 2019 coronavirus pandemic.
“George Soros owns the WuXi PHARMA LAB located in Wuhan, China where COVID-19 was developed and conveniently Broke Out,” reads a March 15 text post.
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It had more than 3,700 shares as of March 18. Currently an estimated 2 million people worldwide had been infected with COVID-19 as of April 30.
Like other conspiracy theories about Soros, this Facebook post is bogus. In January, the conspiracy theory was shared in a Reddit thread that cited a now-defunct fake news website.