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Peter Thiel to Leave Meta Board to Pursue Trump Agenda

  • Departure marks the end of controversial partnership
  • Thiel doesn’t want political pursuits to distract from Meta
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Peter Thiel to Step Down From Meta's Board
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Peter Thiel, the tech investor and conservative provocateur who has advised Mark Zuckerberg for nearly two decades at Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc., will step down from the company’s board after Meta’s annual shareholder meeting in May. 

Thiel, 54, who became a director in 2005 after an early investment in Facebook, plans to increase his political support of former President Donald Trump’s agenda during the 2022 election and doesn’t want his political activities to be a distraction for Facebook, according to a person close to Thiel.