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There's Something Truly Rotten in the Valley

Linked by Paul Ciano on September 26, 2016

Xeni Jardin:

Palmer Luckey is the founder of virtual reality tech firm Oculus, which was bought by Facebook for $2 billion. With a portion of his huge pile of Oculus cash, Luckey is funding a pro-Donald Trump “shitposting” tactical team that churns out racist, sexist, hatey anti-Hillary Clinton memes and works to make them go viral.

That’s the bombshell of a story out from the Daily Beast reporters Gideon Resnick and Ben Collins. The report lays bare the links between Luckey and all the white supremacist lulz tarnishing the internets of late, and clogging up many a Facebook feed.

“I’ve got plenty of money,” Luckey told a reporter. “Money is not my issue. I thought it sounded like a real jolly good time.”

Facebook, guys, wow. Between Luckey and Thiel, you’re developing quite an unsavory series of ties with horrible people.

Seems apropos to me.

Dumb Fucks
Paul Ciano

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