George Soros says Facebook and Google's 'days are numbered'

Billionaire hedge fund manager George Soros slammed Facebook (FB) and Google (GOOGL), two companies he’s invested in recently, noting that “the rise and monopolistic behavior” of tech platform companies has become a “global problem.”

Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Soros, called out Facebook and Google for “exploiting” social environments and causing “a variety of problems.” He even suggested that the companies could be tempted to “compromise themselves” to gain access to markets such as Russia and China.

“The owners of the platform giants consider themselves the masters of the universe, but in fact they are slaves to preserving their dominant position. It is only a matter of time before the global dominance of the US IT monopolies is broken, Soros said. “Davos is a good place to announce that their days are numbered. Regulation and taxation will be their undoing, and EU Competition Commissioner Vestager will be their nemesis.”

Soros, 87, believes one of the critical problems these networks cause is their ability to influence how people think and behave, often without them even being aware of it. “This has far-reaching adverse consequences on the functioning of democracy, particularly on the integrity of elections,” he added.
Unsustainable growth

Soros warned that at its current rate, Facebook will run out of new users to join its platform, even as it continues to penetrate globally.

“The distinguishing feature of internet platform companies is that they are networks and they enjoy rising marginal returns; that accounts for their phenomenal growth. The network effect is truly unprecedented and transformative, but it is also unsustainable. It took Facebook eight and a half years to reach a billion users and half that time to reach the second billion. At this rate, Facebook will run out of people to convert in less than 3 years.”

And together, Facebook and Google have become advertising behemoths, controlling more than half of internet ad revenue, Soros said.

“To maintain their dominance, they need to expand their networks and increase their share of users’ attention. Currently, they do this by providing users with a convenient platform. The more time users spend on the platform, the more valuable they become to the companies,” he said.
Internet platforms operate like ‘casinos’

Soros also suggested that the social media platforms have too much control over content. “The exceptional profitability of these companies is largely a function of their avoiding responsibility for—and avoiding paying for—the content on their platforms,” Soros said. “They claim they are merely distributing information. But the fact that they are near-monopoly distributors makes them public utilities and should subject them to more stringent regulations, aimed at preserving competition, innovation, and fair and open universal access,” he added

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He noted that it’s a business model based largely on advertising, but a “new business model is emerging” that’s based on selling products to social media users, he noted.

“Social media companies deceive their users by manipulating their attention and directing it towards their own commercial purposes. They deliberately engineer addiction to the services they provide. This can be very harmful, particularly for adolescents. There is a similarity between internet platforms and gambling companies. Casinos have developed techniques to hook gamblers to the point where they gamble away all their money, even money they don’t have.”
‘Freedom of mind’

The impact on human attention in the digital age is “very harmful” and “may be irreversible,” Soros warned.

And he wasn’t just referring to distraction or addition. “Social media companies are inducing people to give up their autonomy. The power to shape people’s attention is increasingly concentrated in the hands of a few companies,” he said. “It takes a real effort to assert and defend what John Stuart Mill called ‘the freedom of mind.’ There is a possibility that once lost, people who grow up in the digital age will have difficulty in regaining it. This may have far-reaching political consequences. People without the freedom of mind can be easily manipulated. This danger does not loom only in the future; it already played an important role in the 2016 US presidential elections,” he said.

It’s worth noting that during the third quarter, Soros’ namesake hedge fund reduced most of its stake in Facebook, selling 367,262 shares to last hold 109,451 shares of the social network. Soros’ firm has been an owner of Facebook since the fourth quarter of 2016, regulatory filings show.

Soros also last held 3,000 shares of Google’s parent company Alphabet, a new position initiated during the third quarter of 2017, regulatory filings show. Hedge funds of a certain size are required to disclose to the SEC their long stock holdings 45 days after the end of each quarter in filings known as 13-Fs. The fourth-quarter filings will come out in mid-February.

Soros also discussed the threat of nuclear war and climate change.

Why is George Soros making sense

It's easy to diagnose problems you help cause.



There goes Zuckerberg's 2020 Presidential run. Could this mean more Jewish infighting before 2020? Let's hope.



>This has far-reaching adverse consequences on the (((functioning of democracy))), particularly on the (((integrity of elections)))
Kek. I guess being in the same location as Trump is really driving it home they all fucked up badly relying on the business-as-usual tactics. King Shitposter's masterful twatter ruse must have them imploding.

Probably a rare moment of clarity with finally realizing the detriment of unmitigated surveillance and public networking in a country with strong free speech laws is to would-be Totalitarians. Maybe he has plans to shut it down, but wants to package his reasons in ways not-elites, such as you and I, would find easily agreeable because those reasons are things we've been saying for years.

Trump practically threatened them in his address to the World Economic Forum when he boasted about the USA's rebuilding military strength followed by a "Some of you here know what I mean, right?." What a boss.

(((Oy vey))) too much (((hate speech))) going on (((goyim)))

It's a dog whistle, delete the (((offending content))) and shape up or you're out

This is just rhetoric used to justify what they're already doing. They've spent the last few years censoring search results and fucking with social networks, particularly with George's color revolutions. By claiming that these tech companies are either a monopoly/utility, they can do it legally and openly.

Bingo, bingo, bingo! Like you said, people have been sounding the alarm for years about the risk of prolonged internet activity on adolescent minds. This hebe fuck couldn't care less about that, he's just pulling at heart strings to facilitate his own nefarious agenda…whatever it is, it entails breaking up IT monopolies and grabbing a slice of the resulting pie, which, on the face of it, isn't a bad thing if Zuckerkike gets shafted. On the ground level, we need to be responsible for a cultural shift that allows young white men to connect with each other and bond IRL, cutting out the compulsion to stay locked in their rooms getting depressed in front of a screen that reflects nothing but other lonely, empty people. Do it for people like the impressionable looking kid in pic related. So he has a future to look forward to.

Soros is probably wrong on this since there are no such regulations really being pushed against them. And they would lobby whatever government would push such regulations.

In one way they have wringled themselves (google and facebook) in a position where they have a looot of data about the citizens and even the politicians and ruling classes of countries. So if a country gets the idea to start heavy regulations against them, well they got the data which they can turn into information to use against those countries and destabilize those countries.

Soros is right that this is a thread, but I don't really see any huge changes coming. It is no problem for facebook that growth will slow down, because if you already got almost the entire world in your platform, you can't really grow more. But when you reach this point you have a lot of might.

Soros is underestimating the information flow that facebook can give its users to both change public opinion and that of lawmakers. So their monopolies are likely to hold until countries start making unpopular proposals and regulations. They would be by default unpopular since the social media giants google and facebook can advertise against such regulations.

Because he actively tries to manipulate groups through facebook with his non profit bullshitting. He sees himself as not being very succesful in it and sees that right wing groups are having succes with it. So he raises the issue, if his antifa and globalisation groups would be on the winning hand he would sing a different tune most likely.

Yes goy, the elite are stoopid. They didn't hire analysts, they didn't watch (((their))) controlled media for feedback, they didn't monitor social media. They just let him win due to incompetence!
It's incompetence goy!

While this is good news, we all need to be on alert for new brands of much subtler kikery.

I don't get it. Facebook and Google are liberal cesspits. Why would Soros want them shut down?

Read the fucking thread.

>They didn't hire analysts, they didn't watch (((their))) controlled media for feedback, they didn't monitor social media.
And having all of that doesn't matter in every way when they have no fucking clue about how to interpret the data and/or build solutions from the data. Hillary had a 99% chance to win, remember? Yes, the elite are fucking stupid, and the only reason they've been winning for the last half-century or so, is because their only competition was paper tigers they folded and origami'd with their own hands. But things are different now.

Steering a country like America into violent infighting hardly seems "stupid" they have contingencies for contingencies… they have had centuries of planning.



Because of his motivations.

Soros would rather see a monopoly of this flavor work in his favor. In particular, you'll note:

An exceptional example of doublethink, of course, but let's move past that. Soros is upset that Faceberg has too much control over the content, and that they aren't using it for his benefit. What Soros doesn't realize is that Faceberg is actually sort of walking on thin ice - Faceberg actually has competitors. This is because Soros, despite claims to the contrary, has finite amounts of cognition, and he thinks of this technology "like TV but on computers."

Faceberg cannot remove too many people from its platform - this forces people to move to a new platform, and people who miss those people are going to move to using that platform in tandem with Faceberg. This causes a slow, but sure, migration to a new platform. The same thing happened during Gamergate with 4chan and Holla Forums. It could happen to Faceberg.

We won, and we won hard enough that Soros is mad. We won hard enough that they couldn't fully rig the election to make it look like we lost. Soros is mad at Faceberg because they didn't control the message enough. Faceberg cannot control the message more than they are doing now - any attempt to do so will destroy their business.

This whole segment is, in a real sense, Soros trying to crack the whip on a slave that is already working as hard as it can.

The master beats his slave.
The slave works harder.
The master beats his slave.
The slave works his hardest.
The master beats his slave.
The slave, exhausted, cannot work harder.
The master beats his slave harder.
The slave struggles through, and barely manages to work.
The master beats his slave as hard as he can.
The slave dies.
The master is no longer a master.
There is no slave for him to be a master of.



You blind self absorbed cucks.

All I see is earlobe spacing

Lol this board is a joke



These statements are contradictory. How can Facekike "continue to penetrate globally," while running out of users? And why is Soros talking like a glue-huffing Objectivist here? Off his meds or jealous of younger kikes? You be the judge.

Jealousy and ego run rampant in that circle.

So… the new strategy is to go "Well known kike said A: (which happens to be true), therefore everyone have to disagree with A or he is a shill" to divide us?

I bet Soros has been funding development for a alternative for both in secret
Or is he fucking off to China?


I kek'd embarrassingly hard at this

mfw a globalist/commie lowlife sets out to destroy something we actually want to see destroyed.

If we assume that he is the deceitful, manipulative, puppet master, bastard that people here say he is then a plausible answer is that he wants legislation so that he can have a backroom hand in crafting that legislation to his and his conspirators’ own ends. Indeed AI, Personal AI Agents and block verified distributed search engines should mean that Facebook and Google ultimately become obsolete. Legislation could easily forestall that, perhaps delay it indefinitely, and certainly would increase the barriers to entry into the market.

If you feel like being generous to him and think that he holds well intentioned, albeit in reality quite evil, sincere moral positions. These are companies that will ultimately choose profit over principle, or some combination of that and that they won’t give him the level of privileged access he feels he deserves; which pisses him off.

Though look at what he says and owns and realize that he could later privately spin this as either being in support of the giants and warning them what to expect or the exact opposite and him suggesting that legislators should step up their game.

He may not have even decided on his own real position yet because he does not really understand the way the world is changing anymore but feels he has to say something and keep his options open. All the while the various sides tell him everything that they are doing and planning because they think that he is privately their guy.

Personally I think a lot of the things he says come across as an old man ranting.

My guess is that mega kikes have calculated that monolithic platforms allow non kosher redpill memes to go too viral for their liking. An Internet composed of smaller platforms might be easier to contain the spread of the Truth about them and their tricks, especially to youth.

Bear in mind - (((Something))) will fill the void.

What the fuck does this mean?

The old kike is trying to save his own skin, or that of his faggot son.

Tech giants not so big after the memes took over I see

Yes memes as a means to convey in depth information are really redpilled.

"how does nuclear fission work" "atoms!"

He realizes that they lost the information war, so instead of funding tech companies he'll fund "hate speech" laws instead.

I predict this is leading to a repositioning, they will pull money from internet shilling and push money into internet policing. Flood the net with wrongthink police and put people in shitty countries in gulags for wrongthink. The internet will become a virtual desert as everyone with a brain is incarcerated.

So take the opportunity to make sure it's what WE want when the time comes user

>carpe (((diem)))

It means he is going to work something subversive in along with that truth

He's not stupid. He usually makes sense. You just gotta know his goals.

He's butthurt and thinks Trump won because of facebook and fakenews shit. Just shows how out of touch with reality these people are.

could be? a bunch of them have already knuckled under to comply with state censorship.
(((His))) age is really showing thank God

ala, censor people more?

Learn how to make a proper OP if you plan on sticking around faggot.

Soros is just pissed the right started using his own fucking tricks against him.

Two things. One, if we run out of jews that would would be awesome. Two, people are being born every second, and they will never run out of users until the kikes depopulate the planet.

Yup, stay alert.
They get really vindictive and vengeful against others for their own fuckups. Look at how open and brazen he's being with his comments about the US now.

A broken clock is right twice a day.


It is actually quite impressive, after all georgy boy has some juvenile mental flexibility.



Guess the kike is happy because he is picked up by many pockets.

Checked, and agreed.

What if Soros is losing his mind in his old age? What if everyone around him is too terrified to correct or challenge him? What if he uses his billions and vast resources to names the jew because he forgets he is one.

For him business is business, not business with something that should be seperate from business.

It means that the situation has gotten bad enough yids need to hedge their bets. Remember, yids play both sides.

your post made my dick hard

He makes money via chaos. Statements like this, with some $$$ teeth, can cause a chaos in the market, which give billionaires like him a chance to profit. It's cheap money and what he's good at.

Facejew is not penetrating globally. The narrative backfired on them. If russian bots can influence an election, can they influence your ad revenue? Am i really getting out to people, or am i getting out to bots? How much of social media is real, and how much of it is fake?

When proctor and gamble cut their online marketing budget, they saw no difference in results. This made the news. So what is happening is that the big jew has seen the little kikes fucking up, and he is calling them out to stop before the goyim find out and start turning on the gas.

Dare I say it, /ourguy/?
(saged for shitpost)

While he's not a hardliner his rhetorical abilities really fuck with their heads and make them believe he actually is. His second term is going to be ebin.

They fucking lost dumbshit. You really aren't very good at this. -1 demerit.

Ofc. Eternal vigilance is the price of freedom.

He's going to crash the value of Facebook and Google so he can pocket them, just like he did to the British in the 90s.

I'm not saying he should be murdered for doing it. Nobody should, but anyone who tries to against Soros and his elite posse eventually get fucked. Politics ain't black and white. One wrong move and the puppet masters will skewer you alive unless you pretend to play along. One just can't go in wailing their swords just to "die honorably" like some fool. If everyone was like that, the white race would be doomed. Things have to be handled logically, through clever planning and subtlety. Otherwise you end up dead in a ditch with the enemy lording over your corpse.

This. He only wants more money and fears the fact that Facebook and especially Google are no longer effective at censoring image results which now show more anti-gay, anti-liberal and anti-cuck content than ever.

Trump needs to bust FANG the way M$ and gates got their shit pushed in in the 90s. I'm not sure why our perennial boogeyman has to be the messenger.

because the government should be in control not corporations. google and facebook are subject to public opinion, a globlist government is not.


I bet you support net nuetering. These leviathans must be subordinated they are modern Dutch East India companies.

and why did he admit that its a problem?



You know this is the first thing this geezer kike has said that I actually agree with. However, I wonder what his real gripe is because I doubt it's because muh poor manipulated people. He might just be buttmad because it's not him that's doing the manipulation.

simple, the old kike is yelling at uppity young kikes who are gaining enough power to realistically compete with him and his masters, and he's threatening them to stop being dangerous, or else

if he has to say it instead of destroying them, he has already lost

Why would the Jewish owner and the Muslim mod of Holla Forums put a swastika in the page?

Why do White Nationalists want to kill White people who wish to meet up without them?

Why would Holla Forums ban a White meet up?

Why are Whites the only ethnic group that do not meet up and network?

Jewish networking

Black networking

Hispanic Networking

Asian Networking

Indian Networking

Muslim Networking


White Networking

Remove the Holla Forums mod
Censorship on/pol/ is worse than any of the social media sites.


There is a war against Whites being currently waged. It's time to start fighting back.

White Nationalism is the cause of "White Genocide"

SPOILER:He doesn't like the competition in the (((transhumanist))) race to "godhood"

Chekkity Kekkity

This is insane, Facebook and Google have openly supported Trump's opposition throughout the race.
He absolutely correct in his analysis otherwise, and share his fears, but this statement really sours the deal.
It's as if he realized that these platforms enable something he really, really wants to avoid, losing grip of people's opinion because it's almost impossible to censor half the population on social media, compared to the few voices that had a say in public up until a decade ago.
He fears the golem turning against the master, not the control and centralisation itself.


So let's break it down. He says the platforms and the connectivity are to blame. RedFaceBurgTwatter did a lot to censor. The message is that they must be clamped down on so that populist voices are no longer heard at all.

if he were smart, he'd realise that the danger to his (((public opinion))) is not jewfaceberggle, it's us

underrated check

typical leftist retardation
Pretty obvious his "freedom of the mind" means consuming propaganda from mainstream media and he's just kvetching about his failing new world order.
And "regulation and taxation" means state attempts to control internet content.
To people thinking this guy is making sense you are falling for classic faggotry.

Because these tech companies are not doing what he and his ilk wants, mass censorship and banning of anything right of classical liberalism, even though these shit companies have indeed cracked down on wrong think. Even kiketube was forced to do much more then what they initially did due to advertisers pulling out of YT's program and then Google basically submitting to this blackmail tactic and installing a content review team for anything that is 'bad' in YT. While previously, YT only relied on people who would flag videos themselves or specific (((organizations))) who were paid by rich kikes like georgy sorros to flag videos. Turns out that when 20%~ of a population sees through your bullshit the old censoring became ineffective, so now these companies have to pay for censorship themselves.

Eventually you reach a point like with the STASI where 1 in 5 of the population is reviewing wrong think, with tech it's more efficient but it requires a massive apparatus, that's why they want these companies to bite the cost of it.

I mean, he's not wrong. Those fucktards are in for a rude awakening sooner or later.


Very true. Soros is living on borrowed time.

A beautiful image!


Borrowed Time? Kek out loud. He's thoroughly flogged his Account Manager into a big, big overdraft.

similar things happened at the stock market near the napoleon era. ww1 too. Many people would "listen" to the advice of the rothschilds, the investors, and they would gain a somewhat reliable following. And then when the stakes are highest, they use their trust to tell a lie and then make huge profit.

I'll check this.

Satan worship has its perks. One of them is longevity. Of course, in the end the punishment is eternal and horrendous. lulz

I'll check that too.


That's actually the solution to the JQ.

I'm curious, what's his angle here? It just don't feel right

The gift that keeps on giving.

narrative reframing, trying to get control back of it most likely.

Is he our guy now?

He's trying to drive the price down so his fellow kikes can buy cheap.

He wants to completely control people with it. This is typical jewish bait and switch. He is afraid of gen zyklon becoming viral through social media and want to tighten the reigns. He uses the guise of loosening them to gain authority to regulate first.

I suspect Soros's goal is to turn things like Facebook and Google into government run services.
For better and more overt control.
Also so he might profit considerably off the purchase.

Is he mental or just too afraid to mention they're information brokers?
Nevertheless, I think faceberg and jewgle will probably wind up fighting each other.

Not really the two are so intimately bound it's more likely they'll seek to absorb each other.
It's a question of who buys who

It's an honeypot you dummy. He feels the walls moving in and tries to desperately find people who can support him or not be repelled by his stances.
Saying something reasonable that everyone is desperately needing to hear, and that nobody says, is one of the methods.
TV shows operate the same way. The underlying agenda remains the same. Take the quotes as an accidental gifts and keep your guard up.


You're right. But I also think he's a bit upset that people are getting away from him and are starting to call him out. Look him up on Twatter. You can see comments without joining. People clearly hate his ass. He's probably concerned that these new forms of media are actually a bit dangerous to them. Could their mechanisms of controlling the dialogue be backfiring on them?

Social media is a powerful tool set to have at your disposal in corralling normalfaggots. He obviously knows this, seeing as how he panics at the mere idea of them perhaps being used against him!


Kill yourselves, queers.


spoiler that shit


I find it very telling you used a fucking anime image to tell me to spoiler a 3D girl. KEK


Why did you watch the trap video?

It's hilarious how cruel these girls are - this creature knows damn well what this is.


Your brain is beautiful lel

Just wait till we secure our finances with crypto, then the yids will really be scared

I wonder if she's hiding a rockin body under those clothes that no one will ever see.

Based George is a magnificent 4D chess player. He was /ourguy/ all along.




He's not wrong

But make no mistake, the enemy of the enemy is NOT our friend, Soros is still an enemy

Reported. Kill yourself, redditor.


Holy shit, this nibber looks nervous as fuck.
You think there is a chance that our guys have already gotten to him somehow? Forced him to flip?

Nigger. A jew tells a truth in order to push a lie or agenda. Don't fucking fall for it.

Yeah, perfect lines after the fat camp ran the Auschwitz event. kek

That's what I meant you quadroon – what the fuck is he pushing now?

Soros makes most of his money by buying up countries and companies very cheaply and then betting on their demise by causing their demise himself.
My theory is that either he was forced to flip or that he knows they are going down soon and is going to try making money off their demise. I'm partial to the former theory because I like pie in the sky theories like that since they are more exciting and stimulating. But the latter is more probable.

News at 11

Holy shit. That's it.

exactly, heebs always talk out of both sides of their mouths

Because he deceiving you.

they either didn't heed the warnings or don't fully understand the idea of consquence. because after this long time of basking in power and wealth, (((they're))) going to suffer eternally

the heat in the oven is slowly increasing, they can feel it. the scared sweating merchant meme is indeed very real.

Maybe George knows the bell tolls for these platforms, and wants to pretend like their not having gone far enough to cheat conservatives, nationalists and populists is the reason for their upcoming fall from grace.

The Internet got Trump elected, which Soros doesn't like or fully understand.

Now Soros wants government to own Facebook and Google directly to minimize the damage they can do via direct state propaganda and intentional inefficiencies a private company couldn't afford to allow.

Alternatively, he's pump and dumping or whatever you call it to the stock by causing a selling panic.

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Shlomo: oy vey da goyim know! We must control the internet!
Moishe: [laughs in jew] We already do. Remember the website [xxxxx]Stormer? I can't say the full name because our assets @ 8ch automatically converts it to something else so those that don't know will never know.
Shlomo: But this is different! They're using graphics to circumvent our censorship teams and AI bots.
Moishe: Use your instincts. Our tribe dominates their media, finance, and government. It doesnt matter what's said or how it's used or who causes it. Or just make something up like our "holocaust survivors" did! Point is, exaggerate and amplify a problem and our chosen will apply pressure where its needed.
Shlomo: But da goyim. Dey already know..
Shlomo: Listen, we can handle them in due time. What's important is to contain it. Have Soros and Zuckerberg and that cunt at Google argume on the world stage. No need to tell the rest of the tribe what the plan is. They'll know what to do when the time comes. We'll kvetch both sides a while, make some laws to clamp down on it, rake in sheckles…
Shlomo: ..then the UN council can apply it to all goyim countries!
Moishe: Maybe. We Jews have always thrived in chaos, though. Keeps us employed.
Shlomo: [scoffs] "Employed". What a degrading concept.
Moishe: Figure of speech, Shlomo. Remember, goyim problems are transitory. The tribe is eternal. Look at how well we've done since the days of Kings.
Shlomo: They'll defend our solution and won't know they're tightening their own noose?
Moishe Can a Jew change his DNA?

Jewish logic