What President Trump Means for Tech; Election Big Winner Was Twitter

Posted November 9th, 2016 at 1:32 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings:

Debris and signs are left on the floor after the victory party for Republican president-elect Donald Trump, New York, New York, US Nov. 9, 2016. (Reuters)

Debris and signs are left on the floor after the victory party for Republican president-elect Donald Trump, New York, New York, US Nov. 9, 2016. (Reuters)

What the Trump Win Means for Tech and Science

As writer Karissa Bell put it in Mashable, Silicon Valley was freaking out last night. In large part, the tech sector had hoped Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, whose clear tech policies were positively received, would win the White House. But with Republican President-elect Donald Trump, tech leaders know little about his tech policies .What they do know they gleaned from his earlier remarks, such as dismissing a balanced approach to encryption, a contentious issue. But Trump’s presidency could bring changes to regulation of Internet service providers, net neutrality, cybersecurity, and science as well. And Apple could find itself in his crosshairs.

Forget Trump: Election’s Big Winner Was Twitter

Twitter aficionados turned out in droves for the U.S. presidential election Tuesday night and through the wee hours of the morning. When President-elect Donald Trump declared victory, Twitter saw a new record of more than 75 million election-related tweet. The previous record was set on Election Day in 2012, when more than 31 million tweets were sent. Here are some of the happiest and saddest tweets sent after the winner was declared and some mixed tech reactions to election results.

Facebook Messenger Now Lets Brands Disguise Targeted Ads as Messages

If you are using Facebook Messenger, you should read this. Facebook has just disclosed it intends to help advertisers to your Messenger mailbox. Businesses you’ve come across in the past can now target you and send you sponsored messages on Messenger. The whole process will be automated, but Facebook wants users to have some level of control to block unwanted messages or accounts.

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Aida Akl
Aida Akl is a journalist working on VOA's English Webdesk. She has written on a wide range of topics, although her more recent contributions have focused on technology. She has covered both domestic and international events since the mid-1980s as a VOA reporter and international broadcaster.

One response to “What President Trump Means for Tech; Election Big Winner Was Twitter”

  1. MarcusAurelius II says:

    Over 100 years ago John D. Rockefeller said anyone who bets against America will go broke. It is just as true today. Silicon Valley has placed a lot of its bets elsewhere, most notably China. In China where there is no EPA, no OSHA, no labor laws, no liability for anything they could produce their products cheaply and bring them back to the US with little or no import tariffs. Jobs, factories, and a lot of money was taken out of the US by them. They will be back playing under our rules or they will be priced out of the US market, the most important one in the world, by taxes that will favor domestic manufacturers. The same is true for others who moved out of the US.

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