TECHNOLOGY’S POST-ELECTION FUTURE UNDER A TRUMP ADMINISTRATION
The technology industry is no stranger to Washington D.C. In 2015, the five biggest U.S. tech companies spent $49 million on lobbyists, outspending the five largest banks by more than $29 million, according to data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics. A New York Times article, appropriately titled, “Obama Brought Silicon Valley to Washington,” describes the legacy of former President Obama as one which championed technology
“as an engine to improve lives and accelerate society more quickly than any government body could.”
But that was then, and this is now. With a new president recently installed in the White House, Silicon Valley’s relationship with Washington has hit the reset button.
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