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LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman Says He Regrets Investing In Misinformation Campaign

LinkedIn co-founder and billionaire, Reid Hoffman donated more than $750,000 to an organization that used misinformation to ensure a loss for Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore. Moore lost in last year’s special election and came under fire for sexual misconduct allegations, but online bots helped bruise his campaign. The campaign against Moore was ran by American Engagement Technologies (AET), a left-leaning firm that works to get Democrats into office. The firm is run by Mikey Dickerson, a key player in helping the Obama administration in establishing the United States Digital Service and in revamping the original website. Hoffman said he donated to AET before knowing about their use of misinformation tactics to help Democratic candidates. He also mentioned his donations to dozens of other organizations. “I find the tactics that have been recently reported highly disturbing,” Hoffman said in a statement to the Washington Post .  For that reason, I am...

Arriana McLymore

Dec 27, 2018