In October, Luckey said his withdrawal from Facebook was not self-evident. (Reuters) Facebook's firing of Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey…
Facebook’s firing of Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey last year was allegedly due to him to support US President Donald Trump, a media report has said. According to a Wall Street Journal report on Sunday, Luckey was asked to leave after donating $ 1
0,000 to an anti-Hillary Clinton group during the presidential elections in 2016. “His donation sprang out of his colleagues. Six months later he was out,” he said. allow 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 issue, saying Luckey supported Trump upset several on Facebook, as well as many in Silicon Valley. “Luckey’s cheating from Facebook was a difficult battle that has broken over the last year over the overwhelming liberal culture in Silicon Valley, which has given the industry’s industry relations the headache and wreaked unwanted attention from Washington,” the report said. 19659004] While announcing Congress for Data Integrity earlier in 2018, but Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg denied Luckey’s departure had something to do with politics. Reacting to the WSJ report, Facebook said that information about specific staff is kept strictly confidential.
“We have always made clear that some policy review was up to Palmer, and we did not press him to say something that was not true or true,” Quartz reported, referring to a Facebook statement.
In October, Luckey said his withdrawal from Facebook was not independent. “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 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 Instagram founder Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger left the company in September. Zukerberg’s goal of earning money on WhatsApp forced the mobile committee’s founder to leave. One of them, Brian Acton, told Forbes that Zuckerberg was in rush to earn money from the messaging service and undermine elements in its encryption technology. WhatsApp founder Jan Koum left Facebook in April.