Moore Campaign Slandered, But One Slander Campaign Donor Says Sorry

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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