NEW YORK, 6 Dec. /TASS/. The Board of Directors of the company Facebook, which owns the eponymous social network, found no violations in the actions of the Executive Director Sheryl Sandberg related to the instruction a third-party firm to examine the financial activities of the investor George Soros criticized the leadership of the social network. About it reported in a Wednesday newspaper The Wall Street Journal.

Earlier the newspaper reported that the Facebook guide instructed the hired consulting firm Definers Public Affairs examine the activities of Soros and his financial interests. Last January claimed that Google and Facebook have cornered the market, impede innovation and create a dependency on services that they offer. Sandberg stated that he did not know about this decision, however, subsequently made public her email in which she asked the question, it will not affect whether the statements of Soros on the financial situation of the social network.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Facebook’s Board of Directors came to the conclusion that Sandberg did not violate any internal rules and were honest in their statements. “The question Sandberg was quite appropriate, given her role of Executive Director of”, — quotes the edition of the letter from the legal counsel of Facebook Colin Stretch, which he sent to the Soros Foundation open Society. “When it is widely known and does not hide his beliefs, the investor criticizes your company, it is fair and appropriate to show this level of diligence”, — stated in the letter.

Previously, the Fund “open society” advocated that the U.S. Congress established oversight of Facebook for hiring firms Definers Public Affairs, which, according to media reports, tried to discredit critics of the social network, including Soros. According to the newspaper The New York Times, Definers Public Affairs by order Facebook tracked publications on the activities of the social network, and posted online a critical article about the companies-competitors, including Google and Apple.

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