“Four years ago, billionaire venture capitalist and Facebook board member Peter Thiel made one of his biggest bets: He went all in on Donald Trump. The normally tight-lipped and enigmatic Thiel gave a very public imprimatur as a prominent speaker at the Republican convention, tying his reputation as one of the most successful figures in modern tech to a presidential candidate despised throughout Silicon Valley.” That wasn’t all he was doing at the time. Buzzfeed: Peter Thiel Met With The Racist Fringe As He Went All In On Trump. (This isn’t particularly surprising to those who know much about Thiel. It matters now because Thiel is on Facebook’s board and Facebook is letting white supremacists run wild on its platform.)