LinkedIn co-founder has unknowingly funded disinformation effort in Alabama elections

It was recently that Facebook had just suspended 5 accounts for the reason of spreading disinformation in the year 2017 during the Alabama Elections. Now it has come to notice that LinkedIn co-founder has unknowingly funded disinformation effort in the Alabama Elections. 
He now seems to have apologised for the same. The founder claims that he was unaware about how the money will be used. The funding amount is around $7,50,000. 
The funding was used for the reason of manipulating votes in such a manner that the votes for the Republican candidate Roy S Moore were undermined. 
It is claimed that the research was conducted for the purpose of research  and specially to learn more about the kinds of methods Russia had used . 

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