Facebook's firing of Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey last year was apparently because of him who supported US President Donald…
Facebook’s firing of Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey last year was apparently because of him who supported US President Donald Trump, a media report said.
According to a report from 19459004 WSJ on Sunday, Luckey was asked to leave after donating $ 10,000 to an anti-Hillary Clinton group during the US presidential elections in 2016.
“His donation rubbed a backlash from his colleagues. Six months later he was out, “added the report. Facebook had acquired Oculus 2014 for $ 2 billion. Luckey never revealed why he left Facebook.
WSJ talked with people who were familiar with the case, saying Luckey supported Trump upset several on Facebook, as well as many in Silicon Valley.
“Luckey’s sister from Facebook was a challenger of battles that have broken in the past year over the overwhelming liberal culture of Silicon Valley, which has given the technology industry’s relations headache and wreaked unwanted attention from Washington,” noted the report.
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8, but Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg denied Luckey’s departure had anything to do with politics.
Reacting to the WSJ report, Facebook said that details about specific staff kept strictly confidential.
“We’ve always made it clear that any mention of politics was up to Palmer, and we did not press him to say something that was not true or true,” Quartz reported, quoting a Facebook state tement.
In October, Luckey said his withdrawal from Facebook was not himself.
“I can not talk about it too much, but I say it was not my choice to leave,” Luckey told CNBC.
Luckey left Facebook in the context of controversies surrounding his political contributions and financial support to right-wing groups.
Another Oculus co-founder Brendan Iribe also announced that he left the social networking giant in October.
“So much has happened since the day we founded Oculus in July 2012. I could never have imagined how much we would achieve and how far we should come. And now, after six incredible years, I go on,” says Iribe in a Facebook post.
Several key Facebook executives have stopped in recent months.
Instagram founder Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger left the company in September.
Zukerberg’s goal to earn money on WhatsApp forced the call center’s co-founder to leave.
One of them, Brian Acton, told Forbes that Zuckerberg was in a hurry to earn money from the messaging service and undermine parts of its encryption technology.
WhatsApp founder Jan Koum left Facebook in April.