Silicon Valley’s reaction to Donald Trump’s presidency has so far been a combination of shock, fear, and cautious optimism.
Trump winning the election is especially meaningful for Facebook employees, some of whom once reportedly wanted to block the candidate’s posts on their social network as hate speech.
CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been a vocal opponent to Trump’s rhetoric of building a wall along the Mexican border and banning Muslims from entering the U.S. On the other hand VC investor Peter Thiel, who donated $1.25 million to Trump’s campaign, is a director on Facebook’s board.
Several prominent Facebook employees, including Zuckerberg, have now weighed in on the election. We’ve rounded up their reactions below: