Facebook forced to apologize for disturbing game demo at CPAC

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Visitors at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Friday were encouraged to try a virtual reality, first-person shooting game demonstration on Facebook’s Oculus Rift VT technology. The timing of the games showcasing, only one week after 17 people were killed at a high school in Parkland, Fla., garnered heavy criticism.

From The HillHugo Berra, Facebook’s vice president of virtual reality, apologized in a statement and said that the company would remove the game from its demo.

“There is a standard set of experiences included in the Oculus demos we feature at public events. A few of the action games can include violence,” he said. “In light of the recent events in Florida and out of respect for the victims and their families, we have removed them from this demo. We regret that we failed to do so in the first place.”

Twitter users were not happy with Facebook. They leveled heavy criticism on the social media platform. See som examples below.

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