Billionaire George Soros has again been ‘killed’ by people on social media as news about his death trends even though it is not true. Soros has seen his death trending more than once on the internet. The latest trend has been seen on Twitter. However, it has been reported that he has actually not died.
On the other hand, one UFC veteran was ready to celebrate the news. He was excited as he posted about it on Twitter. Jake Shields, a former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion, is famous for making his unfiltered views known on social media. One of those is his latest on George Soros’ death. He has reposted the link about Soros’ death and said, “Will I be banned for celebrating this?”
Will I be banned for celebrating this?
— Jake Shields (@jakeshieldsajj) May 15, 2023
Shields, who made his UFC debut in October 2010, has made many controversial comments on social media. He even openly promoted fat-shaming. This is just another of his controversial views on Twitter.
Soros, on the other hand, is a huge businessman and philanthropist. His net worth in 2023 is $6.7 billion. Forbes once described Soros as the “most generous giver.” He had contributed a huge percentage of his net worth to charity which led him to get this praise from Forbes. However, Soros has also been involved in his fair share of controversies related to politics. Also, fake news about his death has spread before.
Not the first time George Soros’ death hoax has gone viral
News about George Soros’ death recently can be traced back to a Twitter account first releasing it. Since that, the news has spread like wildfire. Almost everyone who knows Soros has got in on the conversation wanting to know if the news is actually true. However, like at least twice before, the news is false.
Not clear whether he really had a deadly heart attack but Turkish citizens are celebrating the death of George Soros, saying RTE’s “reelection” is the culprit.
Could not find it on google news, except that one time when Reuters “killed” him once in 2013.
— FreudianSlippers (@FreudianFlipper) May 15, 2023
As reported by One India, a fake obituary of Soros went viral in 2022 leading people to believe he has died. However, it was a bigger organization that made a mistake earlier in 2013. In a 1,000-word article, Reuters accidentally published a ‘premature’ obituary of Soros. The article included fill-in-the-blanks.
It said, “George Soros, who died XXX at age XXX, was a predatory and hugely successful financier and investor, who argued paradoxically for years against the same sort of free-wheeling capitalism that made him billions.”
Reuters apologized for their mistake right after. Soros was born in Budapest, Hungary, on August 12, 1930. He is 92 years old and alive.