Polygraph.info fact checks the characterization made by Russia’s state-owned media outlet, Russia Today, about George Soros’ remarks on the coronavirus pandemic.
READ MORE: On March 11, the Russian state-owned media outlet RT (Russia Today) published an article headlined: “’Everything’s up for grabs’: Soros sees big opportunities after COVID-19 ‘endangers our civilization.’”
The article stated: “Billionaire currency speculator George Soros has hailed the COVID-19 pandemic as the crisis of his lifetime, all but salivating over the chance to remake society amid the ‘revolutionary moment’ he claims preceded the virus.”
The characterization of Soros’ comments is misleading.
The remarks by Soros came in an interview published by Project Syndicate under the headline “The Crisis of a Lifetime.” Project Syndicate is an online magazine focused on expert commentary. Nothing in the transcript shows that Soros “hailed” the COVID-19 pandemic, saw “big opportunities” from it, or was “all but salivating over the chance to remake society.”