LinkedIn co-founder apologizes for funding propaganda campaign against Roy Moore

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LinkedIn’s billionaire co-founder Reid Hoffman apologized Wednesday for funding a group that’s been linked to a misinformation campaign against Republican candidate Roy Moore in the 2017 Alabama Senate runoff election. During Mr. Moore’s failed Senate bid against now-Sen. Doug Jones, Mr. Hoffman provided funding for American Engagement Technologies, a firm led by former Obama administration official Mikey Dickerson that was part of an effort to falsely portray Mr. Moore’s campaign as being supported by the Russian government, The New York Times reported last week. Mr. Hoffman denied knowing the group’s motives in a Medium post on Wednesday, saying he was “embarrassed” he didn’t vet the group more thoroughly.

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