Some of you techies out there have probably heard of Palmer Luckey. Palmer invented a virtual reality device called the Oculus Rift. And man-boy Palmer really got “lucky” when he made over 700 million dollars by selling his invention to Facebook. What’s a 24-year-old to do with so much money? Well, for starters, he donated a “significant sum” to an organization called Nimble America. Who are they you ask? A group that calls itself a “social welfare 501(c)4 non-profit dedicated to shitposting in real life.” And during this election cycle, Nimble America, an unofficial Trump supporting group, is using that money to pay trolls in an effort to make Donald Trump look good, and Hilary Clinton look bad. By any means, factual or not. It is, after all, called “shitposting” for a reason.
And before all you Trump-ers and Trump-ettes get your panties in a wad, Clinton supporters are equally guilty. A Clinton SuperPac “Correct the Record” has admitted to spending 1 million dollars to hire fake on-line supporters to swarm social media sites during her contested primary against Bernie Sanders. (The assumption is that this campaign has continued into the general election against Trump.)
Yes, it has gotten ugly out there. But there is good news here.
Next time you see one of your “friends’ posting or sharing some ridiculous drivel like this: