Oculus-Gründer finanziert shitposting Meme-Machine

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Wie man im 21. Jahrhundert Politik beeinflusst: 1.) Get rich fast 2.) Finanziere mit dem Geld die Meme-Machines von Rightwing-Trollen. 3.) Profit.

„Profit“ wird sich zeigen, vor allem, wenn es die Republikaner nach der Wahl und dem Downfall Trumps richtig zerlegt und es handelt sich hier (noch) nicht um wirklich nennenswerte Summen. Trotzdem: Das hier ist DasGeileNeueInternet in full effect: „We’ve proven that shitposting is powerful and meme magic is real. So many of you have asked us, how we can bring this to real life.“

Daily Beast: Palmer Luckey: The Facebook Near Billionaire Secretly Funding Trump’s Meme Machine.
Guardian: Oculus Rift founder Palmer Luckey spends fortune backing pro-Trump 'shitposts'

A Silicon Valley titan is putting money behind an unofficial Donald Trump group dedicated to “shitposting” and circulating Internet memes maligning Hillary Clinton. […] Nimble America says it’s dedicated to proving that “shitposting 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.”

Along with Luckey, Nimble America was founded by two moderators of Reddit’s r/The_Donald, which helped popularize Trump-themed white supremacist and anti-Semitic memes along with 4Chan and 8Chan. A questionnaire to become a moderator at r/The_Donald posted in March had applicants answer the questions “Is there a difference between white nationalism and white supremacy?” and “Was 9/11 an inside job?” […]

A financial statement document available on Nimble America’s accounts for $9,333 in spending for Facebook ads, billboards and “website ops.” The last transaction occurred on August 21. Luckey said that the group had already put up a billboard, which according to their website was placed on a digital display near Pittsburgh. Other details about it are not entirely clear. Ward said “We’re purchasing billboard space near the site of the first debate, to run simultaneously and promote a candidate we feel represents our interests.”

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