When Zuckerberg testified before Congress, he claimed politics had ‘nothing’ to do with this dismissal. Do we believe him?
Is this story a good reason to instruct the FEC to take a close look at whether Silicon Valley tried to ‘steal’ an election in the manner that one of their own bigwigs proposed in a published article on ‘Civil War’ not long ago?
You may not know the name ‘Palmer Luckey’. But if you have any interest in tech, chances are that you know his product.
He was a co-founder of Oculus.
Shortly after his dismissal Luckey, 26, allegedly hired an employment lawyer who argued Facebook had violated California law in pressuring the executive to voice support for Mr. Johnson and for punishing an employee for political activity.
Luckey and his lawyer were then able to negotiate a payout of at least $100 million, in stock awards and bonuses he would have received until July 2019.
A Facebook spokeswoman said in an email: ‘We can say unequivocally that Palmer’s departure was not due to his political views. We’re grateful for Palmer’s contributions to Oculus, and we’re glad he continues to actively support the VR industry.’
Luckey gave a $10,000 donation to an anti-Hillary group in 2016. When Facebook execs found out, they began pressuring him politically.
According to correspondence revealed by the Wall Street Journal, the revelation about his donation sparked a furore which saw him fired six months later.
Facebook higher-ups including founder Mark Zuckerberg himself were said to have attempted to pressgang Luckey into publicly supporting libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson.
Sources said after he refused to support Johnson to draw attention away from his donation, Luckey was put on indefinite leave, and eventually fired.
What sort of a God-Complex does it take to tell someone you work with who he will and will not support politically? And can we REALLY say that anyone willing to do that truly fired Luckey for ‘other’, ‘non-political’ reasons?
The embattled tech genius is a longstanding supporter of President Trump having written to him in 2011 urging him to run for the White House.
Luckey has also previously stated he was inspired to become an entrepreneur at age 13 after being inspired by Trump’s book ‘The Art of the Deal’.
Well, no wonder he appreciates his President.
He quite literally played a part in making him the man he is today.
Did Fascist-book really think they have the right to tell him that someone who supports Trump can’t work there?
Of course they did.
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