Palmer Luckey Oculus founder funds Donald Trump trolls making memes

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Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey has denied a report that he wrote posts associated with a pro-Donald Trump group called Nimble America, or that he supports Trump as a presidential candidate.

In a report tonight on The Daily Beast, 24-year-old Luckey is revealed as a financial backer for Nimble America, an organization that promotes Trump in the forthcoming presidential election through online and real-world advertising and viral posts. In one post, they boast that they've "conquered Reddit".

"I came into touch with them over Facebook", Luckey said of the band of trolls behind the operation.

So far, Luckey himself, nor any of the rest of Oculus leadership, have tweeted anything in response.

He also allegedly wrote under the pseudonym "NimbleRichMan" on Reddit that the American Revolution "was funded by wealthy individuals". The sums of money are so small, I don't think they're out to scam anybody.

Go to The Daily Beast to get the full story.

Luckey confirmed the use of the account "NimbleRichMan" on Reddit, which included rallying statements on Donald Trump's subreddit "The_Donald" asking to donate to his cause. 'The same has been true of many movements for freedom in history.

Luckey was introduced to the alt-right group - including two moderators of Reddit's biggest pro-Trump group r/The_Donald - by Breitbart tech editor and pro-Trump supporter Milo Yiannopoulos. Peter Thiel, co-founder of Paypal and venture capital investor, signed up as a delegate for Trump in California, and later spoke at the Republican National Convention.

"I'm not going to keep throwing money after something if I don't see any results", he said after conceding that the fundraising push wasn't a good idea.

In 2014, Facebook bought Luckey's Oculus Rift company for $2 billion dollars and he is believed to have pocketed $700 million from the deal. They will outspend you and destroy you by any and all means.'"As Heer points out, its easy and risky to dismiss this contingent of Donald Trump supporters - however "deplorable" they may appear - as trolls with little influence outside of niche online communities. We are also confident that this behavior and sentiment does not reflect the values of the many Oculus employees we work with on a daily basis". Palmer Luckey tells the media how he got to this group by searching on Facebook.

In light of this, we will not be pursuing Oculus support for our upcoming VR release, SUPERHYPERCUBE.

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