Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged amid a senate hearing Tuesday that the Silicon Valley was an “amazingly left inclining place,” yet he denied that Oculus Rift originator Palmer Luckey was fired in light of his straightforwardly preservationist sees.
Zuckerberg was reacting to a rankling line of addressing from Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who said “various Americans” were worried about tech organizations like Menlo Park’s Facebook having an “unavoidable example” of “predisposition and political control” against traditionalist perspectives and causes.
Zuckerberg acknowledged that “Silicon Valley is a to a great degree left inclining place” and that it was a reasonable concern “that individuals would have at any rate ponder about.”
Be that as it may, Cruz raised the sudden 2016 ouster of Oculus Rift virtual reality headset maker Palmer Luckey after it was unveiled he financed a traditionalist hostile to Hillary Clinton, professional Donald Trump gather called Nimble America. This was after Facebook purchased Oculus for $2 billion of every 2014.
Facebook has not formally acknowledged that Luckey was fired. Be that as it may, when Cruz inquired as to why Luckey was fired, Zuckerberg stated, “it was not a direct result of a political view.”
Zuckerberg is in the first of two days of flame broiling on Capitol Hill as best administrators look for answers about the Cambridge Analytica outrage.