Sheryl Sandberg has asked for information from George Soros, says Facebook
Late on Thursday, Facebook's testimony followed New York Times and Buzzfeed News reports that Sandberg was more closely involved in a request to investigate Soros than she had previously claimed.
Sandberg had initially denied any knowledge of Facebook's relationship with Definers Public Affairs, a conservative public relations firm that had commissioned the company to investigate opposition. Then, on the night before Thanksgiving she posted a post on Facebook confirming that she knew about some of her work from Facebook, according to a New York Times report. Facebook broke off relations with the company two weeks ago after this story took place.
In Thursday's statement, Facebook (FB) said that the research was already underway when Sandberg, the company's chief operating officer, sent an e-mail asking whether Soros owned the shares Facebook "shortened", a maneuver that relies on a loss in value of the stock.
Elliot J. Schrage, the outgoing Facebook vice president of communications and public policy, has taken over the setting from Definers.
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