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All you need to know about why ‘George Soros dead’ is trending

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GEORGE Soros is trending – here is why and how the internet is being gripped by another fake obituary.

The Hungarian-American philanthropist is the latest victim of a death hoax.

Why is George Soros dead trending?

“George Soros dead” is trending because of a fake obituary on Twitter.

It’s not the first time Soros’ “death” made headline news.

In 2013, Acesparks accidentally published an obituary on Soros. The news agency realized it was a death hoax and quickly pulled the report.

What has been said about George Soros?

People on Twitter were declaring the successful financier dead.

The account “anti-woke” tweeted: “BREAKING: According to media reports George Soros has died earlier today aged 92 in Hungary”.

But HITC shot down the claim.

“George is alive and he’s also in the news for his business ventures,” the outlet said.

Who started the rumours?

It’s not clear who started the rumour, but it seems it started spreading on Tuesday.

“Is it true that George Soros died today?” one person wrote today.

“Fake news spreading about the death of George Soros. I was immediately suspicious when they said he died in Hungary. I believe he’s banned from Hungary,” said another.

Who is George Soros?

George Soros is a Hungarian-American businessman and philanthropist.

As of March 2021, he had a net worth of US$8.6 billion, according to Wikipedia.

He was born in Budapest to a non-observant Jewish family. He survived the Nazi occupation of Hungary and later moved to the UK to study.

Soros started his career working in banks in the United Kingdom and then the United States, before starting his first hedge fund, Double Eagle, in 1969.

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