FACT CHECK: Did George Soros Go Missing?
A post shared on Facebook claims billionaire philanthropist George Soros went missing before he was supposed to attend a conference in Geneva.
The claim is fabricated. A spokesperson for a foundation funded by Soros denied the claims.
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.
GENEVA: George Soros has gone missing. Today he was supposed to attend a conference on his recent work in African Education and did not arrive. GPS signal on his motorcade was lost approximately 22 minutes before he was due to arrive. Military units have been called in to search. pic.twitter.com/Rsfr4q0Pha
— 🇺🇸 WSPN Speculation News (@SpeculationNews) March 5, 2023
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.