In March, the guys behind the innovative VR headset Oculus Rift got an offer they couldn't refuse from Facebook, the biggest social media company ever. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg came into the Oculus offices, dropped a couple billion on the VR company founder Palmer Luckey's desk, and said "You know what's cool? Two billion dollars." Then they both trotted off to do a bunch of well-funded, holodeck science (at least, that's how I imagine it happened). Anyway, Oculus fans weren't too happy about the buyout, hence, death threats.
And that extreme online negativity ran rampant. People from all over the company were getting negative emails and hostile phone calls describing all kinds of graphic ways the fan would introduce the Oculus employee to oblivion. Nothing ever happened to anyone, but it sure was enough to piss off Luckey, who stated, "We know we will prove ourselves with actions and not words, but that kind of shit is unwarranted, especially since it is impacting people who have nothing to do with Oculus." But let's face it, even if Oculus is an absolute success in the future, some psycho will still find a reason to be angry and send out a few more death threats--because Facebook, and stuff.