In an article written in the Guardian that resurfaced on Twitter, globalist billionaire George Soros, founder and financier of many open borders and ultra-liberal organizations, has said that ‘only the EU can break Facebook and Google’s dominance’.
In his article, after crying that his grip and influence on Western society is dwindling, Soros continues by saying that the US president pretends to establish a dictatorship ‘mafia state’ mirroring of what he perceives as Putin’s Russia.
He continues by claiming that Tech companies have grown too powerful for his taste and too ‘monopolistic’, frightened at the prospects of having companies he can’t rule over and giving a proper voice to the people, as well as the political consequences of the use of social media.
” Something similar – and potentially irreversible – is happening to human attention in our digital age. This is not a matter of mere distraction or addiction; social media companies are actually inducing people to surrender their autonomy. And this power to shape people’s attention is increasingly concentrated in the hands of a few companies.
This would 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 played an important role in the 2016 US presidential election. “
He finally finish his article by saying that he hopes the EU properly regulates social media as the EU did with Google, saying that ‘it is only a matter of time before the global dominance of the US internet companies is broken. Regulation and taxation, spearheaded by Vestager [EU
commissioner for competition], will be their undoing’.
Oddly enough, Guy Verhofstadt, leader of the European Parliament ALDE group has echoed some of Soros’ fears throughout this year, especially in December, insisting for further regulation in social media, in particular Facebook, even mockingly calling the social media giant ‘fakebook’, a sign of what there might be to come in 2019.