Reid Hoffman, a tech billionaire and funder of many liberal disinformation projects, is supporting a new media venture created Tuesday that seeks to fight disinformation, according to a new report.
Hoffman, LinkedIn’s founder, joined the ranks of financier George Soros in funding the Good Information Inc., which will “financially help and support the growth of businesses that push through the existing eco chambers with fact-centered reporting,” Axios said.
The move comes after the tech billionaire apologized in Dec. 2018 for funding what he said was a “highly disturbing” effort to spread disinformation during an Alabama special election the year before that ended in liberal Doug Jones narrowly beating GOP member Roy Moore for the U.S. Senate.
The disinfo project, led by the tech firm New Knowledge, formed fake online personas targeted at generating mainstream news that Russia favored the GOP over Democrats.
Hoffman’s new anti-disinformation group will be spearheaded by DNC strategist Tara McGowan, who before supported the Hoffman-backed liberal nonprofit organization ACRONYM.
McGowan said to Axios that Good Information Inc. will help a variety of news companies across the spectrum so long as they show fact-based standards.
“The information crisis we are in is so much larger than politics,” McGowan said.
Hoffman also supported American Engagement Technology, an organization that published misleading Facebook advertisements designed to depress the GOP voter turnout during the 2018 midterms, it was previously reported.
In addition, Hoffman gave $620,000 to the legal fund of Fusion GPS, the opposition company behind the now debunked Steele dossier, which was used to push the fake FBI investigation into former President Trump’s supposed connections to the Russian government and Vladimir Putin.
ACRONYM, with McGowan as its leader, funded the creation of an application that was behind the huge delays in reporting the 2020 Iowa Democratic caucus results.
McGowan’s group also said in its 2019 IRS returns that it was the complete owner of Courier Newsroom, a network of liberal news companies that, according to the media watchdog organization NewsGuard, failed “to meet numerous standards of transparency and credibility.”
Author: Scott Dowdy