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.”

Business Insider: Facebook fires back at damning Wall Street Journal reports that accuse the company of being ‘riddled with flaws’

Business Insider: Facebook fires back at damning Wall Street Journal reports that accuse the company of being ‘riddled with flaws’. “Facebook fired back at the Wall Street Journal following the newspaper’s multi-part series that outlined employee concerns about a litany of issues at the social media giant, from the trafficking of humans through the site to turning a blind-eye to the mental health of teenagers.”