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Facebook Faces Uproar on Crisis Response That Attacked Soros

  • Company ends work with GOP firm that linked critics to Soros
  • New York Times report details misteps in dealing with crisis
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Facebook Responds to Renewed Pressure Over Handling of Misinformation
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Facebook Inc. is coming under renewed fire for how it handled the spread of fake news and misinformation on its social network, including using aggressive tactics to discredit critics.

In the wake of a scathing newspaper report on the company’s approach to managing a deepening crisis, Facebook said Thursday that it ended its work with a Republican public affairs firm that had drawn links between enemies of the company and billionaire financier George Soros.