Palmer Luckey, political martyr?

Palmer Luckey, political martyr?
From TechCrunch - April 10, 2018

In the middle of testimony over Facebooksprivacy scandal, Sen. Ted Cruzof Texas took a moment to grill Mark Zuckerberg over his companys political loyalties.

In the course of a testy exchange between Sen. Cruz and Zuckerberg, the senator brought up the dismissal of Palmer Luckey,the controversial founder of virtual reality tech development pioneer, Oculus .

It was part of Cruzs broader questioning about whether or not Facebook is biased in the ways it moderates the posts and accounts of membersand in its staffing policies.

Heres the exchange:

Cruz: Do you know the political orientation of those 15 to 20,000 people engaged in content review?

Zuckerberg: No senator, we do not generally ask people about their political orientation when theyre joining the company.

Cruz: So, as CEO Have you ever made hiring or firing decisions based on political positions or what candidates they supported?

Zuckerberg: No.


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