Mark is a very powerful individual. Surely if Mark wanted someone removed from Facebook’s board of diectors, he could do so. Buy them out. Ask them to step down. There is a way, we all know there must be.
Instead, Mark has for years decided to allow a hate-filled, openly racist man to sit on the board and shape the company. He considers Peter Thiel to be a friend and mentor, and has stated that Peter’s hate-mongering represents “ideological diversity.”
More from Mark:
“We can’t create a culture that says it cares about diversity and then excludes almost half the country because they back a political candidate. There are many reasons a person might support Trump that do not involve racism, sexism, xenophobia or accepting sexual assault.”
To excuse hate in such a way requires a logic with Putinesque levels of flexibility. Capitalism without morality or ethical standards is an enemy of democracy. We should all be clear on what Mark has done. It is more than abetting fascism, it is collaboration.