Person

Reid Hoffman

Reid Hoffman in San Francisco in 2011. (link) by startupofyou is licensed CC BY 2.0 (link)
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Executive Chairman, LinkedIn

VC Partner at Greylock

Board Member, Microsoft

Reid Hoffman is co-founder of the social networking firm LinkedIn and a major funder for activist groups on the Left.

Criticism

“False Flag” Russian Bots in Alabama Senate Special Election (2017)

Hoffman has been accused of giving $100,000 to political operatives during the 2017 Alabama U.S. Senate special election in order to generate false connections between Republican nominee Roy Moore and supposed Russian influence over his campaign. According to the New York Times, the operatives “orchestrated an elaborate ‘false flag’ operation that planted the idea that the Moore campaign was amplified on social media by a Russian botnet.”[1]

References

  1. Scott Shane and Alan Blinder. “Secret Experiment in Alabama Senate Race Imitated Russian Tactics.” New York Times. December 19, 2018. Accessed December 26, 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/19/us/alabama-senate-roy-jones-russia.html ^
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