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Why are conspiracy theorists obsessed with George Soros?
Episode 720th April 2023 • For Fact's Sake • The Ferret
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Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros has once again been in the news, after figures on the American right linked him to the prosecution of Donald Trump.

But its not the first time the former banker has been linked to conspiracy theories around the world.

Ali and Paul spoke to disinformation expert Ernie Piper about the man himself, how to critique him properly, and how blaming George Soros for everything links to anti-semitic tropes which have existed for hundreds of years.

Elsewhere in the podcast, we looked at misinformation around the arrest of Nicola Sturgeon's husband, and explained what was going on with the emergency alerts which will pop up on millions of people's phones on Sunday.