Zuckerberg has expressed interest in political issues before: He wants to speed up the process of bring worldwide broadband access to the internet, for instance. That might require various rule changes in the telecoms industry, as it greatly impacts the broadband carriers that Facebook and WhatsApp are dependent on. He has also hosted a fundraiser for Trump supporter Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey and former head of Trump’s transition team. Zuckerberg once donated $100 million to Newark’s school system.
This is being speculated as Zuckerberg’s wish to enter politics,
following the path of other businessmen-turned-politicians. In the past,
he has repeatedly talked about his greater dream of helping humanity.
It could also be just a hypothetical clause negotiated by lawyers.
We don’t know that Zuckerberg actually wants a role in the Trump administration, of course. But we do know that Zuckerberg successfully defended Thiel during two periods when there was a pressure for him to be removed from the board.
Thiel now owes Zuckerberg a big favor. It will be interesting to see if Zuckerberg ever calls him for it.