A Note About Facebook

So, Donald Trump has been elected President of the United States.

Lots of the discussion of last night’s events among my circle of friends has taken place, as things do these days, on Facebook. One of the largest individual contributors to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign was Peter Thiel, billionaire co-founder of PayPal. He sits on the board of Facebook.

Facing internal criticism about Thiel’s presence on the board in the wake of his campaign contribution, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote:

I want to quickly address the questions and concerns about Peter Thiel as a board member and Trump supporter… 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.

So that’s what a culture of diversity looks like? I wish to hell we had a different place to hang out, friends.