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Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg Says Peter Thiel Will Remain on Board

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John Salmi
Jun 01, 2016 16:56

Peter did what he did on his own, not as a Facebook board member, Ms. Sandberg said at the Code Conference.

Mr. Thiel, a co-founder of PayPal and a venture capitalist, sparked debate in media and tech circles last week when he confirmed that he had provided about $10 million to back an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit against Gawker by Terry Bollea, who uses the professional wrestling name Hulk Hogan.

During an onstage interview at the conference, Ms. Sandberg said Gawker is among a handful of publishers that Facebook is paying to stream live video.

Until now, Facebook has remained quiet on Mr. Thiel s move.

Last month, the debate had prompted Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg to invite several prominent conservatives, including Mr. Thiel, to Facebook s headquarters to discuss the issue.

On another subject, Ms. Sandberg was asked whether she is interested in being the next chief executive of Walt Disney Co., or in serving in public office.

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