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- Palantir CEO Alex Karp is a self-proclaimed socialist, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
- Palantir has historically worked with intelligence agencies and law enforcement through the sale of big data. It’s even credited with helping the United States find Osama Bin Laden.
- It was cofounded and backed by Peter Thiel, the billionaire investor and Facebook board member who is also one of President Donald Trump’s biggest advocates in the tech industry.
- Palantir was also implicated by Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Christopher Wylie.
Palantir, the big data company that has sold information and software to the likes of ICE and the NYPD, has a reputation that some might compare to LexCorp, but a new profile from The Wall Street Journal describes CEO Alex Karp as “a self-described socialist.”
That political identification is in stark contradiction to the company’s activities.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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