Intelligencer: Peter Thiel’s Origin Story: His ideology dominates Silicon Valley. It began to form when he was an angry young man.
New York Magazine Intelligencer: Peter Thiel’s Origin Story: His ideology dominates Silicon Valley. It began to form when he was an angry young man.. “In 2019, while on a trip to Washington to answer questions from Congress about his digital currency, Thiel joined Zuckerberg, Jared Kushner, Trump, and their spouses at the White House. The specifics of the discussion were secret — but, as I report in my book, Thiel later told a confidant that Zuckerberg came to an understanding with Kushner during the meal. Facebook, he promised, would continue to avoid fact-checking political speech — thus allowing the Trump campaign to claim whatever it wanted. If the company followed through on that promise, the Trump administration would lay off on any heavy-handed regulations. After the dinner, Zuckerberg took a hands-off approach to conservative sites.”