[A] jaw-dropping report from The Daily Beast that Palmer Luckey has been secretly funding a pro-Trump organization founded by some uniquely noxious online racists...
Oculus co-founder and Trump troll financier Palmer Luckey was conspicuously missing from the keynote stage at today’s Oculus Connect 3 conference in San Jose, CA. That likely related to the backlash against news that Luckey donated $10,000 to Nimble America, a pro-Trump non-profit dedicated to bashing Hillary Clinton with offensive memes.
Zuck is onstage. No Palmer, it seems like. The adults are taking over. https://t.co/ZF4xhtPwaI— Ben Kuchera (@BenKuchera) October 6, 2016
People in the VR community were hoping that the [Facebook] acquisition wouldn't lead to a change in culture for the fast-moving Oculus, but recent scandals have shown the danger of young companies with seemingly reckless founders. It seems that Facebook is hoping to capitalize on its acquisition a bit more directly. This is what it looks like when the adults start to crash the party.
You know, when Facebook first bought Oculus, people feared the company would immediately impose its vision on the company, but up until last month, has been relatively hands-off. But you know what they say: Trump happens.
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