Friday, November 16, 2018
NEW YORK (Reuters)
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday that he was unaware that his firm had hired a public relations firm accused of using defamatory tactics and even read about it in the new reports.
The New York Times reported on Wednesday that Facebook had hired a company called Defenders to shed light on critics, including US billionaire George Soros.
In a telephone conversation with reporters, Zuckerberg said that the first time he knew about his relationship with Defenders was when he read the New York Times report.
"Personally, I did not know we were working with them."
Zuckerberg told reporters that in a company the size of Facebook, the team sometimes does things that it does not know.
Facebook said earlier on Thursday that it had severed its relationship with Defenders.
Facebook said it ended its contract with Defenders on Wednesday night, but denied that the company was used to publish false information.
"That's not enough," said Patrick Gaspard, president of Soros's open company, in Twitter on Twitter on Thursday, "It's not enough" to end the relationship with Defenders.
The gospel came after the ministry published a statement that it was "not satisfied" with alleged "rebuke rumors" against the Hungarian-American billionaire, who supports advanced issues and emancipation problems.