FACT CHECK: Is Hungary Preparing To Prosecute George Soros?

Christine Sellers | Fact Check Reporter

A post shared on Facebook purports Hungary is allegedly preparing to prosecute Hungarian-American businessman George Soros.

Verdict: False

The claim stems from an article published on “NewsPunch,” a website that is known for spreading “fake news.” There is no evidence suggesting Soros has been arrested or charged with any crimes.

Fact Check:

The family of Doug Kantor, a man killed in a 2021 Texas shooting, is blasting Soros-backed Travis County District Attorney Jose Garza for purportedly “putting the case on the back burner,” according to Fox News. Soros’ Open Society Policy Center donated $140 million to organizations aligned with the Democratic Party in 2021, CNBC reported.

The Facebook post purports Hungary is allegedly preparing to prosecute Soros. The post further claims Soros is “set to be charged with ‘knowingly and willfully’ aiding and abetting the murder of Jewish Hungarians in Budapest from September 1942 to January 1943.”

The claim is false. There are no credible news reports suggesting Hungary is allegedly preparing to prosecute Soros or that the Hungarian-American businessman has been charged with such crimes. Likewise, the claim is neither mentioned on Soros’ website nor on his verified social media accounts. In addition, the Courts of Hungary have not publicly addressed the claim via their official website.

The claim stems from a Mar. 8 article published by the website, “NewsPunch.” A “Liability Disclaimer” included on the site’s “Terms of Use” page indicates it “makes no representations about the suitability, reliability, availability, timeliness, and accuracy of the information, software, products, services and related graphics contained on the site for any purpose.”

The site, which was previously known as “YourNewsWire,” is described as “one of the most well-known purveyors of fake news online,” according to a 2019 article from Mashable.

Soros is a Holocaust survivor, according to The Associated Press. (RELATED: Did George Soros Go Missing?)

Check Your Fact has contacted Soros via his Open Society Foundations and will update this piece accordingly if one is received.

Christine Sellers

Fact Check Reporter