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is said to be investigating a group which seems to be backed by LinkedIn
co-founder Reid Hoffman
. The main concern for this investigation is to find out whether the group ran afoul of the social networks's rules after it led to misleading news pages.
The group News for Democracy
had purchased around 14 Facebook pages
and had purchased political ads during the election. Facebook
is said to have certain rules against misrepresenting yourself which includes misleading people about a content's origins.
As of now Facebook
is still carrying out the investigation. Some of the ads which this group supports include Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke
who is a Democrat from Texas. Earlier also Hoffman has apologised for unknowingly backing a group that used similar tactics to spread disinformation.