Reid Hoffman apologizes for funding a group that allegedly spread misinformation in Alabama race

LinkedIn Co-Founder and Greylock Partner Reid Hoffman participates in a debate on August 23, 2017 at LinkedIn in San Francisco, California.

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LinkedIn Co-Founder and Greylock Partner Reid Hoffman participates in a debate on August 23, 2017 at LinkedIn in San Francisco, California.

LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman apologized Wednesday for funding a group that allegedly had a hand in spreading misinformation during the 2017 Alabama Senate race.

In a post on his Medium blog, Hoffman said he was not aware of the tactics alleged in the New York Times article that called out his ties to American Engagement Technologies.

The Times reported last week that AET funneled money to a project that used a Facebook page where…

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