Conservative MP promotes far-right conspiracy theory
Conservative MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay is being criticized for sharing a far-right conspiracy theory widely regarded as promoting anti-Semitic tropes.
Findlay took to Twitter to express concern that Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, in her previous role as a journalist, interviewed Jewish philanthropist George Soros.
Right-wing politicians, conspiracy theorists and white supremacists have aggressively promoted conspiracy theories about George Soros’ influence on world-wide politics, echoing common anti-Semitic attacks levelled against Jewish people.
Right-wing leaders such as Trump-backer Rudy Giuliani, authoritarian Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Trump’s son Donald Jr are just a few of the people accused of promoting the Soros conspiracy.
Conspiracy theories about George Soros are also common within the far-right Qanon community, a group that promotes a fake theory that Trump that a group of pedophiles run a global child sex-trafficking ring is working against President Donald Trump.
Many social media users, including reporters criticized Findlay for sharing the post, with one Jewish MP calling on her to remove it and apologize
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