Who is this "shitposting" tech bro that gave Trump $100,000 for his inauguration?
Original story at Mother Jones• 16 mentions • 4 months ago
Mother Jones 4 months ago
Palmer Luckey, the 24-year-old tech wunderkind who cofounded the virtual-reality company Oculus, which Facebook bought for $2 billion in 2014, donated $100,000 to President Donald Trump's inaugural committee, putting him in the upper tier of contributors to the event. Luckey came under scrutiny last year after it was revealed that he had funded a pro-Trump outfit that said it churned out memes—"shitposting," in internet parlance—attacking Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Luckey told the Daily Beast that he helped underwrite the group, Nimble America, which also sponsored a billboard ad near Pittsburgh that called Clinton "Too Big to Jail." "I've got plenty ...