Facebook confirms COO asked staff for Soros research

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Facebook is responding to a bombshell New York Times report which said COO Sheryl Sandberg asked her staff to dig up dirt on George Soros.

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The report released Thursday night says Sandberg asked staff to figure out if the billionaire Democratic philanthropist could gain anything financially from criticism he had been making against the company.

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On Friday morning in a statement to Politico, Facebook confirms Sandberg did ask her staff to research Soros and his financial activity.
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