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Facebook apologizes for promoting a VR shooting game at CPAC

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Angel Collins

Facebook has apologized for showing a demo of Oculus Rift shooter Bullet Train at the Conservative Political Action Conference, a week after 17 students were killed in a Florida school shooting.

In a statement, Facebook VP of virtual reality Hugo Barra said that the demo was part of “a standard set of experiences” that Oculus featured at public events.

“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.” Barra also tweeted a similar statement.

Barra was responding to a video clip posted by NowThis News producer Sean Morrow, showing a short clip of a CPAC visitor firing an automatic weapon in VR.

Our demos come w a standard set of content, some are action games w violence.

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