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The tech world shares its wish list with Trump

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>> The biggest names in tech reaching out Monday to President-Elect Donald Trump. Laying out in a letter to the next president what they hope Trump will and won't do when he takes office. Companies like Facebook, Amazon, Google, and Uber moving quickly at a time of strange relations between Silicon Valley and the next resident of the Oval Office.
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Reuters' Tech Editor, Johnathan Weber.>> It's a true fact that many of the leaders of the tech companies are democrats who supported Obama, who supported Clinton. And he just doesn't, you know, he's never spoken of technology as a driver, as something that creates opportunity. Any of the kinds of rhetoric that you normally hear from people who believe in Silicon Valley, you never hear that from Trump.
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>> Major priorities laid out in the letter include promoting strong encryption, and immigration reform to support more highly skilled workers to come to the US. Although the phase H1B, a programmed that enables that, is never mentioned by name. Plus, there's a rush to promote a rule, who's repeal would be a major blow to tech companies, especially social networks.
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>> If you post something on Facebook, pretty much no matter what it is, Facebook can never be liable for that. They have protection from liability for third-party content. And I believe that one of their fears is that a Trump administration might try to undo that in effect, and force them to be responsible for things like terrorist content on the network.
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>> Tech stocks have taken a beating since Trump's election. And now Silicon Valley awaits a response amid concerns that the 3000 miles that separate it from Washington could feel more vast than ever, at least for the next four years.