Woah. This claim in must-read except from new book on Peter Thiel. We knew this secret meeting happened shortly after Zuckerberg's "free expression" speech at Georgetown. FB denies "agreement" happened - it would be an astounding abuse of market power by FB and Trump admin. /1
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A reminder the secretive meeting happened as Facebook was receiving massive pressure to follow Google and Twitter's lead in banning micro-targeted political advertising on its platform particularly around misleading ads and messages breaking its policies. /2
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This claim also significant and resurfaces why SEC needs to revisit its settlement. A reminder on reports that Peter Thiel's Palantir was involved in teaching Cambridge Analytica how to scrape data from Facebook's platform. Investors should be concerned. /3
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It's outrageous to consider Thiel has been a Facebook board member throughout this. The excerpt claims Zuckerberg leaned into him for political support which certainly the facts would seem to support. At minimum. /4
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Thiel reportedly funded Gawker's destruction as revenge for embarrassing him so noting anecdote here. “He viewed liberals through a lens as people who were not nice to him,” said a classmate. “The way people treated him at Stanford had a huge impact. That’s still with him.” /5
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It also may explain Zuckerberg's discomfort when questions surfaced about Thiel and Palantir. /6
Wow. That’s a new nugget and points back to Facebook’s own knowledge/awareness at the executive level and hints to why Zuckerberg got so weird in testimony to both @SenatorCantwell and @aoc when asked about Thiel and/or Palantir. Will link my full thread below.
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1) Why did the US renew Palantir’s contract? 2) Why is Palantir snatching up gold bars & making money hand over fist? 3) Why is Palantir involved with law enforcement? 4) WHY is Peter Thiel in control of all our data?
Replying to @LauraMiers
BLOOPER! “FBI investigators have used software from Palantir Technologies Inc (PLTR.N) to access restricted evidence they were not supposed to see, according to a letter from a U.S. prosecutor and a spokeswoman for the software firm.” reuters.com/world/us/fbi-blo…
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