CHEAPSKATE? Leftist Billionaire George Soros Didn’t Pay $8 Fee for His Blue Checkmark on Twitter

April 21st, 2023 10:54 AM

Leftist billionaire George Soros is willing to spend billions of dollars to radically transform society into his own bizarre leftist utopia but he was apparently a cheapskate when it came to paying Twitter’s blue checkmark fee. 

Twitter owner Elon Musk tweeted April 11 that April 20 would be the “final date” for removing legacy blue checkmarks from users who refuse to pay the $8 fee. Soros clearly didn’t pony up the cash and his account of roughly 388,000 followers was stripped of its blue checkmark. 

To put this newfound miserly behavior into perspective, Soros transferred an enormous $18 billion of his own money in 2017 to his Open Society Foundations for the purposes of fueling a philanthropic giant that would spread his radical views on abortion, Marxist economics, anti-Americanism, defunding the police, environmental extremism and LGBT fanaticism, to name a few.

The National Post called Soros’ donation “one of the largest transfers of wealth ever by a private donor.” A paltry $8 fee to keep a blue checkmark, however, was evidently a step too far for the billionaire. 

Earlier this year, MRC Business released an extensive report showing how Soros was willing to spew $131 million to influence at least 253 media organizations around the world to push his messaging and insulate him from criticism.

But that’s not all. MRC Business also conducted an extensive analysis into Soros’ recent moves in global education. Soros seeded $1 billion into a “global university” network in 2020 to indoctrinate the next generation with his extremist “open society” worldview. The network already has at least 41 member institutions from the U.S. and abroad housed underneath its umbrella.

On the macro scale, a Capital Research Center analysis unearthed at least a whopping $21 billion to influence global politics since 2000, “making him perhaps the biggest ATM for leftist political causes in the world.” 

A tense political rivalry with Musk could also explain why Soros chose to disregard the Twitter fee. 

MRC Business has reported on numerous leftist groups funded by George Soros targeting Musk on numerous fronts. Five groups financed by Soros to the tune of $3.9 million sent a letter in May 2022 pressuring advertisers to drop Twitter if Musk didn’t uphold the old regime’s Orwellian censorship apparatus. The letter harrumphed that Musk’s Twitter buyout  would supposedly “silence and endanger marginalized communities, and tear at the fraying fabric of democracy.” 

The Open Markets Institute, another Soros-funded group, sent a letter to the Department of Justice, the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission clamoring for them to “investigate” Musk’s purchase of Twitter was laced with asinine fear-mongering language insinuating that a Musk-owned Twitter meant doom for the world:

[P]eople across the United States and around the world are watching Mr. Musk potentially destroy – out of greed, recklessness, or incompetence – a service that has proven critical to their safety, and around which they have institutionalized entire systems of emergency response.”

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