already said the wise old man who mix business with politics was never a good idea. And now, Peter Thiel, founder of PayPal, is feeling the skin the consequences of having donated a fat amount to Donald Trump campaign, presidential candidate of the United States. Several netizens have rebelled and started a wave of boycotts service, starting with social networks.
Rather, it is worth remembering that Thiel founded the platform, but nowadays no longer has any connection with it. Acting as an investor in the technology industry, the billionaire decided to support the Trump campaign with a donation of $ 1.25 million, one of the few executives in Silicon Valley to agree with the candidate’s proposals. Unfortunately, however, the Internet led to Peter donation very seriously and ultimately harm the service, which has nothing to do with the case.
The wave of boycotts began as soon as the news spread by the media. At Twitter, users have created hashtag #BoycottPayPal (boycott of PayPal) and posted catchphrases while others made sure to remember that the platform does not belong to the executive since 2002 and now it is publicly traded calling all this confusion of “mess”.
– Vince Ribeiro (@VinzRibeiro) October 17, 2016
IF YALL DO NOT GET OUT MY MENTIONS WITH YOUR #BOYCOTTPAYPAL MESS. He does not own que company. Hasnt since 2002. It’s now publicly traded.
– Awesomely Luvvie (@Luvvie) October 17, 2016
Even the executive sold most of its shares PayPal, now becoming more active on Facebook than the board on the platform created. In the social network, it has $ 40 million in stock. Other than that, Thiel is co-founder of Palantir, a multibillion-dollar company data analysis working for the US Army.
The whole mess is still making the rounds on Twitter, mainly because of the leaders of the technology industry, few supporting Donald Trump and proposals Republican. Silicon Valley is known for its ideal Democrats, by the way. But in the end, who pays the duck not actively participated in any political dispute and entered free to the eye of the hurricane.
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