Facebook pulls gun game from conservative gathering

phys.org | 2/24/2018 | Staff
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Facebook pulled a virtual reality gun game from a major US conservative political gathering Friday, saying the demo was a mistake given the recent deadly school shooting in Florida.

"We removed the demo and regret failing to do so at the start," Facebook virtual reality vice president Hugo Barra said in a tweet sent from his verified account.

Wrong

"We got this wrong."

Facebook-owned Oculus shows off virtual reality games routinely at conferences, and the shooting content was among standard offerings, including action games with violence, according to Barra.

Light - Events - Respect - Victims - Families

"These shouldn't have been present, especially in light of recent events and out of respect for the victims and their families," Barra said in the tweet.

The Facebook booth at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) near Washington gave attendees opportunities to try Oculus experiences. A video snippet of virtual, first-person gun...
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