Moore Campaign Slandered, But One Slander Campaign Donor Says Sorry

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Reid Hoffman wanted to support Democrats, but he says he did not intend to support underhanded slander campaigns. (Getty Images photo)

Daily Mail – Silicon Valley billionaire Reid Hoffman apologized on Wednesday for giving money to a pro-Democratic organization linked to spreading ‘fake news’ during last year’s special election for the U.S. Senate seat from Alabama.

Hoffman, the co-founder of LinkedIn and an early investor in Facebook, released a statement acknowledging that he gave money to a group that spread disinformation during the contest between eventual winner Doug Jones, a Democrat, and Republican Roy Moore.

The group’s campaign was alleged to have used social media to damage Moore’s chances and help Jones, who won the race by 1.5 percentage points.

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