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The Wall Street Journal reports, citing those familiar with the matter, that Thiel has been vocal on the company’s board in sticking to its policy regarding political advertisements. It’s an issue that has generated a wide array of criticism in recent months.
Other board members have expressed a desire to change the policy, according to the Journal.
“Many of the decisions we’re making at Facebook come with difficult trade-offs and we’re approaching them with careful rigor at all levels of the company, from the board of directors down,” a Facebook spokesman told the Journal. “We’re fortunate to have a board with diverse experiences and perspectives so we can ensure debate that reflects a cross section of views.”
Thiel famously paid legal expenses for Terry Bollea (Hulk Hogan) for a lawsuit he filed against Gawker Media. The lawsuit forced the media company to file for bankrupcy. He also backed President Donald Trump during the 2016 election.
You can read all of the Wall Street Journal report here.
Andrew Wyrich is a politics staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the internet. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).