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LinkedIn Co-Founder Apologizes for the Mess He's Made

Gizmodo ----------- Reid Hoffman has a lot to apologize for, but today he’s specifically saying that he’s sorry for funding a political experiment gone horribly awry. Last week, the New York Times revealed that a research group with ties to the Democrat Party ran an experimental campaign using social media tactics inspired by Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election. According to an internal document that the Times obtained, the group used around $100,000 to fund a social media effort to split the Republican vote in the controversial 2017 Alabama Senate race between Doug Jones (D) and Roy Moore (R). That race in a conventionally red state eventually did swing to the Democrats. The Times also reported that the researchers were using funding that indirectly came from LinkedIn co-founder and all around web billionaire Reid Hoffman. On Wednesday, Hoffman sought to clear the air with a statement that was first supplied to the Washington Post. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.

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