FACT CHECK: ‘George Soros Is Majority Owner Of New Social Platform Parler’ – Did Fox News Air This News Chyron?

FACT CHECK: ‘George Soros Is Majority Owner Of New Social Platform Parler’ – Did Fox News Air This News Chyron?


An image shared on Instagram purportedly shows a Fox News chyron reading, “Fox News Confirms: George Soros Is Majority Owner Of New Social Platform Parler.”

Verdict: False

Fox News did not run this chyron, according to a Fox News spokesperson. A spokesperson from the Open Society Foundations confirmed Soros has no ownership in Parler.

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Fact Check:

The Nov. 12 Instagram post attempts to link Parler, a social media platform similar to Twitter but with fewer rules, to billionaire George Soros. Parler has become a popular alternative among disgruntled Twitter users who felt as if the platform censored speech, according to The New York Times.

The image appears to be a screen grab of a tweet showing a scene from a live Fox News broadcast featuring “America’s Newsroom” host Sandra Smith and Fox News chief White House correspondent John Roberts. Below them is a chyron that reads, “Fox News Confirms: George Soros Is Majority Owner Of New Social Platform Parler.”

However, the chyron in the image appears to be digitally manipulated. The Daily Caller News Foundation found no news reporting to suggest Fox News reported on such a connection between Soros and Parler. A Fox News spokesperson confirmed

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