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Oculus Rift creator pays Trump supporters to ‘shitpost’ about Clinton online

The creator of the Oculus Rift is seemingly funding a group that spreads “dirty memes” about Hillary Clinton – all in the name of US presidential candidate Donald Trump.

The Daily Beast reports that Oculus founder Palmer Luckey has been financially backing a pro-Trump political organisation called ‘Nimble America’. The group is dedicated to disparaging rival US presidential nominee Hillary Clinton by released negative posts about her online. In the group’s introductory statement, it says: “Shitposting is powerful and meme magic is real”.

Apparently, Luckey has been masquerading under the pseudonym ‘NimbleRichMan’ on Reddit, regularly posting to pro-Trump subreddit /r/The_Donald. Here’s an excerpt from a one of Luckey’s posts:

“We know Hillary Clinton is corrupt, a warmonger, a freedom-stripper. Not the good kind you see dancing in bikinis on Independence Day, the bad king that strips freedom from citizens and grants it to donors.”

The Silicon Valley billionaire goes on the claim that he’s supported “Donald’s presidential ambitions” for years, and even encouraged him to run in the last election. He also added that anyone who is offended by Nimble America’s activities “cannot stand to see successful people who are proud of their success”.

https://twitter.com/statuses/779135745135116288

Luckey, who turned 24 years old this week, is best known for creating the Oculus Rift, one of the most popular virtual reality headsets on the market. In 2014, he sold the Oculus brand to Facebook for $2 billion, and is now estimated to have a net worth of $700 million.

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