Palmer Luckey likely came into the public’s gaze following the purchase of his company Oculus by Facebook. The $2 billion sale thrust Luckey to great heights, with Forbes pinning him with a net worth of $700 million. Pretty great for Luckey, making him a titan, according to The Daily Beast. But it’s the same exclusive report that also highlights the other side of Luckey’s persona. It would seem that he’s been giving money to an unofficial alt-right group that supports Donald Trump with what The Daily Beast calls “dirty memes” about Hillary Clinton.
The company, Nimble America, is a “self-described social welfare 501(c)4 non-profit” that supports Donald Trump via the largest online Reddit community dedicated to the candidate, r/The_Donald:
Nimble America says it’s dedicated to proving that “sh*tposting is powerful and meme magic is real,” according to the company’s introductory statement, and has taken credit for a billboard its founders say was posted outside of Pittsburgh with a cartoonishly large image of Clinton’s face alongside the words “Too Big to Jail.”
“We conquered Reddit and drive narrative on social media, conquered the [mainstream media], now it’s time to get our most delicious memes in front of Americans whether they like it or not,” a representative for the group wrote in an introductory post on Reddit.