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Facebook's Sandberg Asked Staff to Look Into Soros Holdings

  • No. 2 executive wanted to know whether stock was shorted
  • Billionaire George Soros had publicly criticized Facebook
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Sandberg Asks Employees About Soros
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Facebook Inc. Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg told employees to investigate financial dealings by George Soros, the billionaire who criticized the company at the World Economic Forum in Davos in January.

Sandberg wanted to determine whether Soros had a financial incentive to see the company’s share price decline, Facebook said in a statement. The social networking giant said it had been looking into his holdings and trading activity.