Facebook Cites ‘Diversity' As Reason To Keep Billionaire Trump Donor On Board
In the name of diversity, Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is standing by the company's controversial board member, billionaire Peter Thiel, an outspoken Donald Trump donor and booster ― and the man who brought down Gawker.
“We can't create a culture that says it cares about diversity and then excludes almost half the country because they back a political candidate,” Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post shared with employees that leaked to Hacker News on Tuesday.
Thiel has been facing growing criticism from the tech and venture capital community for supporting Trump...
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Mark Zuckerberg Defends Trump Supporter Peter Thiel in Leaked Memo
The equanimous Facebook C.E.O. explains why the controversial billionaire will remain on the company's board.
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Mark Zuckerberg Says Trump Supporter Peter Thiel Still Has a Place on Facebook's Board
In a short missive to Facebook
employees, CEO Mark Zuckerberg expressed support for long-term board member Peter Thiel, who has become a pariah in much of Silicon Valley for his comments about women and his staunch support of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
“We can't create a culture that says it cares about diversity and then excludes almost half the country because they back a political candidate,” wrote Zuckerberg. “There are many reasons a person might support Trump that do not involve racism, sexism, xenophobia or accepting sexual assault.”
Zuckerberg also referred...
7 days ago - Fortune
Mark Zuckerberg on Peter Thiel and Donald Trump: 'We care deeply about diversity'
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg clearly doesn't intend to distance his company from board member and Donald Trump supporter Peter Thiel.
In an internal memo recently distributed to Facebook employees, Zuckerberg answered "questions and concerns" about Thiel's involvement in politics.
"We care deeply about diversity," he wrote. "That's easy to say when it means standing up for ideas you agree with. It's a lot harder when it means standing up for the rights of people with different viewpoints to say what they care about. That's even more important."
The memo, which was shared by Zuckerberg on...
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