Oculus Co-founder was fired

Nov 12, 2018 41 Comments

So the Co-founder was fired for being Pro-Trump.

Is political alignment a deal breaker to find employment in the valley? Is this a right precedent? Does one need to conform to political ideologies of the Big brother?

https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/facebook-fired-palmer-luckey-oculus-vr-co-founder-as-he-supported-donald-trump-wall-street-journal-r-1945866

PS: I am neutral to American politics
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TOP 41 Comments
  • Jet.com 🤣 FB
    I can’t wait till Facebook dies off
    Nov 12, 2018 8
    • Twitch daytrades
      anyone working at facebook in a climate of nearly 0% unemployment in tech should be FUCKING ASHAMED of themselves.
      Nov 12, 2018
    • Facebook niz
      Anyone keep listening to the fake news without figure out what happened should be ashamed of themselves
      Nov 12, 2018
    • Twitch daytrades
      lol. are you fucking serious niz? do what you have to do to sleep at night i guess.
      Nov 12, 2018
    • Twitch daytrades
      twitch might be a toxic place to work, but we’re definitely not useful idiots of the russian government
      Nov 12, 2018
    • Twitch daytrades
      maybe, hodges. but amazon as an entity doesn’t seem to endorse the total corruption and rape of your mind like FB does. so, even if twitch had the scale, Papa Bezos isn’t a total piece of human trash like Cuckerberg
      Nov 12, 2018
  • LinkedIn Becky 🧚🏻
    Freedom of speech doesn’t apply if you’re not liberal
    Nov 12, 2018 5
    • No that's not true, at least for me.
      Nov 12, 2018
    • Nielsen / Eng
      userperson

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      Depending on the topic, I lean one way or the other. With regard to this statement, I 100% agree. There is no disagreement with liberal ideology that doesn't come at the cost of reputation.
      Nov 12, 2018
    • Nielsen / Eng
      userperson

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      I don't mind judgement. I mind the cost of reputation. And that's really what's causing fewer people to just not say anything.
      Nov 12, 2018
    • Oath / Eng lol 😂
      You have the freedom of your wallet.

      Oh wait, you don’t pay for Facebook.
      Nov 13, 2018
    • Nielsen / Eng
      userperson

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      Mr world, sure. But people can't judge your silence definitively. So plenty of people are closeted disagreers.
      Nov 13, 2018
  • Facebook / Eng juda
    Wtf is ndtv
    Nov 12, 2018 1
    • Amazon 123raj
      Indian news channel. This app full gone full Indian now.
      Nov 12, 2018
  • Compass / Eng
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    FUPayMemore
    Being a trump supporter isn’t a protected class.
    Nov 12, 2018 6
    • That's not even why he's fired.
      Nov 12, 2018
    • New / Consultant
      TechLeed

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      TechLeedmore
      That's not what I was addressing
      Nov 12, 2018
    • You said "if you can fire someone based on political beliefs". I'm telling you he wasn't fired based on political beliefs.
      Nov 12, 2018
    • New / Consultant
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      I'm addressing the comment FUPayMe made not the OP. That's entire reason why I commented on this response and not as a top level comment...
      Nov 12, 2018
    • Got it
      Nov 12, 2018
  • Amazon / Other
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    Why the fuck do you think I would put any personal information in an anonymous chat app? You seem really confused, @blind
    -more
    I can't feel sorry for this dude though. I hope Zuck gets rid of both of them. Not because of politics but because they made this affordable VR headset dream come true through crowd funding then said "thanks crowd but we're selling it all to Facebook now lolololol"
    Sucks feeling betrayed, doesn't it? Of course he's reaching around in the dark for an explanation and playing the victim.
    Nov 12, 2018 1
    • New / Eng ////
      What exactly crowdfunders expected: shares, products, something else? Did they read the contract?
      Nov 12, 2018
  • Oracle hfskvceipb
    If liberals are snowflakes when they complain about supposedly being treated unfairly, what are these Trump supporters when they do the same?
    Nov 12, 2018 1
    • That's not the reason why he's fired.
      Nov 12, 2018
  • AliveCor jujMo5
    You can be of any political leaning. What won’t be tolerated is making that political leaning a reflection of the company, and this guy was literally buying billboards. No one knows exactly why he left Facebook but remember that freedom of speech means the gov can’t come after you for your opinion, it has nothing to do with bringing politics to a job where it can mess with company finances.
    Nov 12, 2018 0
  • Google Noogler69
    From the WSJ article, it really sounds like the proximate cause of him being fired was the lawsuit Oculus lost
    Nov 12, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Other
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    Why the fuck do you think I would put any personal information in an anonymous chat app? You seem really confused, @blind
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    Correlation does not equal causation.
    Nov 12, 2018 0
  • Microsoft elpwcnxb
    Big deal. Here at Microsoft I've been firing republicans for 5-10 years. It's awesome. All the other managers congratulate me when I do it - cheering me on with high fives and whooping noises. I've even gotten republicans on other teams fired by making up phony stories. I start stealing things from people's desk and then blame it on the republican. Normally gone in a week after that. Haha they are so easy get rid of!!
    Nov 12, 2018 0
  • Being a fan of Trump isn't the problem. He brought political attention with money. When you are trying to sell a product you can't alienate millions of people by injecting right wing politics that explicitly excludes customers or views them as inferior. It complicates an otherwise simple task.
    Nov 12, 2018 1
    • Flagged by the community.

  • Uber / Eng WeezyF
    Zuckerberg believes in freedom of expression, as long as you agree with the left wing radicals and nothing else!!
    Nov 12, 2018 0
  • Intuit Instapip
    He wiped his tears with thousands of hundred dollar bills
    Nov 12, 2018 0
  • Fire more of them!
    Nov 12, 2018 0
  • Qualcomm / Eng ksmartink
    Is this source credible? [rhetorical]
    Nov 12, 2018 0
  • Google crymry
    I wonder how many of you will actually look into this before waving your flags of righteousness
    Nov 12, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng CYvv54
    Did any of you even read the article? This is all stupid speculation.
    Nov 12, 2018 0
  • Apple hMWF54
    Fake news. He got fired for other reasons
    Nov 12, 2018 0