FACT CHECK: Did George Soros Go Missing?

Anna Mock | Fact Check Reporter

A post shared on Facebook claims billionaire philanthropist George Soros went missing before he was supposed to attend a conference in Geneva. 

Verdict: False

The claim is fabricated. A spokesperson for a foundation funded by Soros denied the claims.

Fact Check:

Several of Henrik Holoei’s, the head of the European Commission’s transport department, visits to Qatar were funded by the Qatari government after a corruption scandal was revealed, according to US News. Former President Donald Trump recently criticized Soros for being a “puppeteer” in U.S. politics, The Jerusalem Post reported.

A Facebook post claims that Soros has gone missing. The post shares the claim in text over a white background. “So the infamous George Soros had gone missing!” the text reads. “It was said that he was supposed to attend a conference and didn’t arrive. I suppose he (sic) his skin suit is falling apart.”

The claim is fabricated. It appears to stem from a Twitter post from a satirical account called WSPN Speculation News. “Speculation News, because it’s all made up anyway,” its bio reads.

A spokesperson for the Open Society Foundations, which is funded by Soros, told Check Your Fact via email, “This is not true. George Soros is not missing.” (RELATED: Did A Pentagon Official Say George Soros And Volodymyr Zelenskyy Are Cousins?)

This is not the first time misinformation has spread online. Check Your Fact recently debunked a claim that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called for an investigation into Canada’s security services.

Anna Mock

Fact Check Reporter