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Universal Basic Income agreed by Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin (400 companies)

Policies like these can help people struggling just to survive and allow them to get on their feet, be entrepreneurial and be more creative.

Carbon Tax agreed by Elon Musk, Founder of SpaceX, cofounder of Tesla, SolarCity & PayPal

Not paying carbon taxes is like not paying for garbage collection.
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Net neutrality agreed by Cory Doctorow, Writer, blogger, activist.

The internet isn't nearly so important as racial injustice and vanquishing white supremacy, nor smashing patriarchy, nor rescuing our planet from looters and clmate vandals, nor feudal inequality: but EVERY ONE of those fights will be won or lost with the internet
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Encryption is a human right agreed by Amnesty International, Human rights organisation

People everywhere should be able to encrypt their communications and personal data as an essential protection of their rights to privacy and free speech. Encryption is a basic prerequisite for privacy and free speech in the digital age. Banning encryption is like banning envelopes and curtains. It takes away a basic tool for keeping your private life private.
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Vaccines agreed by Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft.

Vaccines do more than save lives: they can also reduce the use of antibiotics and slow the spread of resistance.
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Net neutrality agreed by Barack Obama, Former President of United States of America

Internet providers have a legal obligation not to block or limit your access to a website. Cable companies can't decide which online stores you should shop at or which streaming services you can use. And they can't let any company pay for priority over its competitors.
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Social media threaten democracy agreed by Francis Fukuyama, Senior Fellow at Stanford's Freeman Spogli Institute, political scientist

There are entire countries where Facebook Messenger has replaced email as the primary channel by which people communicate. This kind of power wielded at such a scale is unprecedented in human experience, and we need to think carefully about whether American democracy can continue to coexist with such power concentrated over the longer run.

Universal Basic Income disagreed by Marc de Vos, Doctorate in Law (UGent), Master in Social Law (ULB), Master of Laws (Harvard University).

La seule façon de financer l’allocation universelle, c’est d’éliminer la Sécurité sociale existante, ce qui impliquerait une régression sociale énorme, parce qu’on remplacerait un système d’allocations sociales qui est conditionnel, focalisé sur les besoins des personnes, progressif, par un système inconditionnel. C’est ridicule. Ça ne réussira jamais.
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Net neutrality agreed by Mark Zuckerberg, CEO at Facebook

Net neutrality is the idea that the internet should be free and open for everyone. If a service provider can block you from seeing certain content or can make you pay extra for it, that hurts all of us and we should have rules against it.
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Social media threaten democracy agreed by Zeynep Tufekci, Associate Professor at the University of Carolina, writer and techno-sociologist

Rather than a complete totalitarianism based on fear and the blocking of information, the newer methods include demonizing online media and mobilizing armies of supporters or paid employees who muddy the online waters with misinformation, information overload, doubt, confusion, harassment, and distraction
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Net neutrality agreed by Google,

We believe that consumers should continue to enjoy open on-ramps to the Internet. That means no Internet access provider should block or degrade Internet traffic, nor should they sell ‘fast lanes’ that prioritize particular Internet services over others. These rules should apply regardless of whether you’re accessing the Internet using a cable connection, a wireless service, or any other technolog... See More
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Net neutrality agreed by Sen. Susan Collins, US Senator, Repubblican

Repealing the 2015 net neutrality protections would cause immediate harm to the innovation economy. Access fees, fast lanes, and preferential treatment of content would undermine the openness of the internet and disproportionately hurt startups’ and small businesses’ ability to compete with entrenched incumbents.
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Net neutrality agreed by Brian Chesky, CEO of AirBnB

The FCC’s vote to repeal net neutrality is wrong & disappointing. A free & open internet is critical to innovation, an open society, & widespread access to economic empowerment
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Net neutrality agreed by Werner Vogels, CTO and Vice President of

I am extremely disappointed in the FCC decision to remove the #NetNeutrality protections. We'll continue to work with our peers, partners and customers to find ways to ensure an open and fair internet that can continue to drive massive innovation.
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Net neutrality agreed by Sheryl Sandberg, American technology executive, activist, and author

An open internet is critical for new ideas and economic opportunity – and internet providers shouldn't be able to decide what people can see online or charge more for certain websites.
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Net neutrality agreed by Andrew Ng, Baidu; Stanford CS faculty; founded Coursera and Google Brain

FCC's new "net neutrality" proposal is a horrible idea. Will hurt tech startups and users.
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Net neutrality agreed by Mark Pocan, U.S. Congressman, Democrat

[The end of net neutrality] will hand the keys to our open internet to major corporations to charge more for a tiered system where wealthy and powerful websites can pay to have their content delivered faster to consumers. This leaves smaller, independent websites with slower load times and consumers with obstructed access to the internet—a particularly harmful decision for communities of color, st... See More
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Net neutrality agreed by John Nichols, American journalist and author

Net neutrality is the First Amendment of the Internet. It guarantees that speech is equal on the network of networks.
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Net neutrality agreed by Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple Inc, inventor of the personal computer

Fast lanes or “paid prioritization” create anti-competitive incentives for ISPs to favor their own services over those of their competitors. Though Pai thinks paid prioritization would somehow benefit consumers, allowing ISPs to make such arrangements would stifle innovation online and make it harder for the next great streaming service or social network to reach the market. This is not an idle wo... See More
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Net neutrality disagreed by Robert M. McDowell, Repubblican, former FCC Commissioner

the restoration of the Clinton-era rules will have produced more abundance in the entire Internet ecosphere, more consumer choices, lower prices per bit per second and innovations we can’t even imagine today. The Internet will remain robust, vibrant, open and freedom-enhancing
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Net neutrality agreed by Michael Copps, Democrat, former FCC commissioner

[Without net neutrality] our civic dialogue—the news and information upon which a successful self-governing society depends upon—would be further eroded. Telecom and media consolidation [will be] wreaked havoc with investigative journalism and [will have] turned political campaigns into a crass reality show and our “news” into bottom-feeding infotainment. I don’t believe democracy can survive on s... See More
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Net neutrality agreed by Netflix US, American entertainment company

Netflix stands w/ innovators, large & small, to oppose this misguided FCC order.
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Net neutrality agreed by Steve Huffman, Co-founder and CEO of Reddit

If we don’t have net neutrality protections that enforce tenets of fairness online, you give internet service providers the ability to choose winners and losers. This is not hyperbole.

Net neutrality agreed by Internet Association, United States political lobby formed by members of the Internet industry

There is little competition in the broadband service market, [this is] why we have these rules in the first place. There isn’t enough competition in the broadband market to trust that the companies will try to offer the best services.
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Net neutrality disagreed by Ajit Pai, Chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commission

[By repealing net neutrality] we are helping consumers and promoting competition. Broadband providers will have more incentive to build networks, especially to underserved areas
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Social media threaten democracy agreed by Gary King, Professor at the Harvard University, political scientist and quantitative methodologist

We estimate that the government fabricates and posts about 448 million social media comments a year. The Chinese regime’s strategy is to avoid arguing with skeptics of the party and the government, and to not even discuss controversial issues. We show that the goal of this massive secretive operation is instead to distract the public and change subject.
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Everyone should learn how to code agreed by Mitchel Resnick, Professor of Learning Research at MIT Media Lab

I think the reasons for learning to code are the same as the reasons for learning to write. When we learn to write, we are learning how to organize, express, and share ideas. And when we learn to code, we are learning how to organize, express, and share ideas in new ways, in a new medium.
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Transgender individuals in the army agreed by Mark Zuckerberg, CEO at Facebook

Everyone should be able to serve their country -- no matter who they are
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Social media threaten democracy disagreed by Mark Zuckerberg, CEO at Facebook

We'll keep working to ensure the integrity of free and fair elections around the world, and to ensure our community is a platform for all ideas and force for good in democracy. The data we have has always shown that our broader impact -- from giving people a voice to enabling candidates to communicate directly to helping millions of people vote -- played a far bigger role in this election [than mi... See More
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Older kids should work with younger kids in schools agreed by Mitchel Resnick, Professor of Learning Research at MIT Media Lab

Both groups benefit. Moreover, that’s one way of dealing with the challenge of a single teacher committed to 30 or more kids. It doesn’t have to be that way. Older kids can be helping younger kids, people from the community can be helping.
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Social media threaten democracy agreed by Barack Obama, Former President of United States of America

For too many of us, it’s become safer to retreat into our own bubbles, whether in our neighborhoods or college campuses or places of worship or our social media feeds, surrounded by people who look like us and share the same political outlook and never challenge our assumptions. The rise of naked partisanship, increasing economic and regional stratification, the splintering of our media into a cha... See More
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Carbon Tax agreed by Barack Obama, Former President of United States of America

I have long believed that the most elegant way to drive innovation and to reduce carbon emissions is to put a price on it
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Transgender individuals in the army agreed by Sundar Pichai, CEO at Google

I am grateful to the transgender members of the military for their service
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Transgender individuals in the army agreed by Barack Obama, Former President of United States of America

All Americans who are qualified to serve should be able to serve
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Transgender individuals in the army agreed by Ash Carter, Former US Secretary of Defense, former Harvard University professor

We must ensure that everyone who’s able and willing to serve has the full and equal opportunity to do so, and we must treat all our people with the dignity and respect they deserve. Regulations regarding transgender service members [i.e. banning open transgender individuals from the US army] are outdated and are causing uncertainty that distracts commanders from our core missions
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Transgender individuals in the army agreed by Pierre Omidyar, Founder at eBay & Omidyar Network

Everyone who takes an oath, puts on a uniform and serves with integrity deserves our gratitude and respect.
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Transgender individuals in the army agreed by Tim Cook, CEO at Apple

We are indebted to all who serve. Discrimination against anyone holds everyone back

Universal Basic Income agreed by Elon Musk, Founder of SpaceX, cofounder of Tesla, SolarCity & PayPal

I think we'll end up doing universal basic income. It's going to be necessary.
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Social media threaten democracy disagreed by Madeleine Albright, US Secretary of State (Bill Clinton)

There have always been new ways of communication to contend with (for example the cassette recordings of Polish solidarity leader Lech Walesa’s speeches that were spread from factory to factory). So technology can very much be democratizing. The question is how we can use technology to increase the democratizing governance aspect instead of dealing with the fact that people often have the wrong in... See More
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Women-only train carriages agreed by Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the UK Labour Party

It is unacceptable that many women and girls adapt their daily lives in order to avoid being harassed on the street, public transport, and in other public places from the park to the supermarket. This could include taking longer routes to work, having self-imposed curfews or avoiding certain means of transport. My intention would be to make public transport safer for everyone from the train platfo... See More
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Carbon Tax agreed by Greg Mankiw, Harvard professor in economics

People don't want to think about climate change every time they do every decision. They can't. What a carbon tax does is it nudges them in the direction of doing the right thing. But you can cut other taxes in response.
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Advanced artificial intelligence will pose a serious risk to society within the next 50 years disagreed by Andrew Ng, Baidu; Stanford CS faculty; founded Coursera and Google Brain

Worrying about the rise of evil killer robots is like worrying about overpopulation and pollution on Mars before we've even set foot on it - an unnecessary distraction.
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Universal Basic Income disagreed by Andrew Ng, Baidu; Stanford CS faculty; founded Coursera and Google Brain

I do not believe in unconditional basic income because this just encourages people to be trapped in low skilled jobs without a meaningful path to climb up to do better work. So rather to pay people to “do nothing” I would rather see a new “New deal” where we pay you to study because I think that today we know how to educate people at scale and the society is pretty good at finding meaningful wo... See More
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Social media threaten democracy disagreed by Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft.

I felt sure that allowing anyone to publish information and making it easy to find would enhance democracy and the overall quality of political debate. However, the partitioning you talk about which started on cable TV and might be even stronger in the digital world is a concern. We all need to think about how to avoid this problem. It would seem strange to have to force people to look at ideas th... See More
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Social media threaten democracy disagreed by Alec Ross, Former Senior Innovation Advisor to Hillary Clinton, currently running for Governor of Maryland

The information control that some of the world’s strongmen and terrorist groups have on people is tenuous. The digital world is still relatively new, and for the most part, when young people come to more power, we will have more open societies. If you look at this over decades, I think it will be very positive globally
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Social media threaten democracy agreed by Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web

The system is failing. The way ad revenue works with clickbait is not fulfilling the goal of helping humanity promote truth and democracy. So I am concerned.
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Social media threaten democracy agreed by The Economist, Weekly magazine-format newspaper

Facebook, Google and Twitter were supposed to save politics as good information drove out prejudice and falsehood. Something has gone very wrong
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Encryption is a human right agreed by Bryan Johnson, Founder of KernelCo, OS Fund & Braintree

When I use Facebook today, I log in and I socialize with my friends and my family. In exchange for that, they acquire as much data as they possibly can about me. They know me better than my girlfriend. That’s the same relationship I have with Google and Twitter and the government, who is also collecting everything they can about me. I really dislike this relationship. Now, let’s imagine, if we ha... See More
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Universal Basic Income agreed by Mark Zuckerberg, CEO at Facebook

An entrepreneurial culture thrives when it’s easy to try lots of new ideas. We should explore ideas like universal basic income to give everyone a cushion to try new things. There is something wrong with our system when I can make billions of dollars in 10 years while millions of students can’t afford to pay off their loans, let alone start a business.

Vaccines agreed by National Geographic, Magazine

If children in poor countries got the shots that rich countries take for granted, hundreds of thousands of young lives could be saved.
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