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Behind the Storefront: Oculus VR feels backlash over founder’s support for pro-Trump group

Revelations that Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey secretly funded a pro-Donald Trump organization have led some developers to pull their support from Facebook’s Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset.

The Daily Beast reported Thursday that Luckey, 24, gave $10,000 to bankroll Nimble America, a pro-Trump group focused on disparaging Hillary Clinton through an internet meme-based smear campaign. “I thought it sounded like a real jolly good time,” Luckey told the Daily Beast.

According to the report, Luckey co-founded the organization with two moderators of Reddit’s “r/The_Donald” community, which has helped spread pro-Trump white supremacist and anti-Semitic messages.

Facebook Inc. FB, -1.63% bought Oculus for $2 billion in 2014.

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