[Ed. – These are our old pals the Indivisible group — launched by Obama alumni at the outset of the Trump administration — and Reid Hoffman, whose trolls ran a false flag op in 2017 to attack Roy Moore in Alabama. (There’s no evidence they were behind the allegations about his dalliance with teenage girls; rather, they were basically pretending to be something like the famous Russian troll farm weighing in to make it look like Roy Moore was doing shady stuff on social media.) Top-quality outfit, now partnering with Indivisible to police conservative social media content.]
LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman’s investment fund donated an undisclosed amount to Indivisible, an advocacy group launching the new effort to track conservative disinformation. The fund, Investing in US, has also financed a group that created fake social media personas to suppress Republican voter turnout in Alabama’s 2017 special Senate election. Indivisible thinks its “Truth Brigade” can help flag misinformation better than social media algorithms, according to Forbes.
The Alabama special election wasn’t Hoffman’s only run-in with disinformation. Facebook investigated whether a Hoffman-backed initiative called News for Democracy published misleading information targeting Republican voters during the 2018 election.