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Facebook's board of directors on Wednesday defended COO Sheryl Sandberg's request to investigate billionaire George Soros, a prominent critic of the social network.
The tech giant has acknowledged that Sandberg asked her staff to look into Soros' financial motivations after he called companies like Facebook and Google a "menace" during a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
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"As is to be expected following an attack from such a well-known and widely respected figure, Facebook staff immediately initiated research to attempt to understand the motivations driving the criticism, financial or otherwise," the letter says. "To be clear, Ms. Sandberg's question was entirely appropriate given her role as COO. When a well-known and outspoken investor attacks your company publicly, it is fair and appropriate to do this level of diligence."
Facebook General Council Colin Stretch sent the letter Wednesday to Patrick Gaspard, president of Soros' Open Society Foundations, on behalf of...
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