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Sheryl Sandberg, American technology executive, activist, and author · 15 Dec 2017

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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Andrew Ng, Baidu; Stanford CS faculty; founded Coursera and Google Brain · 15 Dec 2017

FCC's new "net neutrality" proposal is a horrible idea. Will hurt tech startups and users.
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Mark Pocan, U.S. Congressman, Democrat · 15 Dec 2017

[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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John Nichols, American journalist and author · 15 Dec 2017

Net neutrality is the First Amendment of the Internet. It guarantees that speech is equal on the network of networks.
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Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple Inc, inventor of the personal computer · 15 Dec 2017

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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Robert M. McDowell, Repubblican, former FCC Commissioner · 15 Dec 2017

disagrees Net neutrality
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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Michael Copps, Democrat, former FCC commissioner · 15 Dec 2017

[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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Netflix US, American entertainment company · 15 Dec 2017

Netflix stands w/ innovators, large & small, to oppose this misguided FCC order.
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Steve Huffman, Co-founder and CEO of Reddit · 15 Dec 2017

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.

Internet Association, United States political lobby formed by members of the Internet industry · 15 Dec 2017

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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Ajit Pai, Chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commission · 15 Dec 2017

disagrees Net neutrality
[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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Gary King, Professor at the Harvard University, political scientist and quantitative methodologist · 15 Dec 2017

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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Mitchel Resnick, Professor of Learning Research at MIT Media Lab · 09 Dec 2017

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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Mark Zuckerberg, CEO at Facebook · 09 Dec 2017

Everyone should be able to serve their country -- no matter who they are
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Mark Zuckerberg, CEO at Facebook · 09 Dec 2017

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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Mitchel Resnick, Professor of Learning Research at MIT Media Lab · 09 Dec 2017

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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Barack Obama, Former President of United States of America · 03 Dec 2017

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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Barack Obama, Former President of United States of America · 03 Dec 2017

agrees Carbon Tax
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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Sundar Pichai, CEO at Google · 03 Dec 2017

I am grateful to the transgender members of the military for their service
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Barack Obama, Former President of United States of America · 03 Dec 2017

All Americans who are qualified to serve should be able to serve
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Ash Carter, Former US Secretary of Defense, former Harvard University professor · 03 Dec 2017

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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Pierre Omidyar, Founder at eBay & Omidyar Network · 03 Dec 2017

Everyone who takes an oath, puts on a uniform and serves with integrity deserves our gratitude and respect.
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Tim Cook, CEO at Apple · 03 Dec 2017

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

Elon Musk, Founder of SpaceX, cofounder of Tesla, SolarCity & PayPal · 02 Dec 2017

agrees Basic Income
I think we'll end up doing universal basic income. It's going to be necessary.
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Madeleine Albright, US Secretary of State (Bill Clinton) · 30 Nov 2017

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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Jeremy Corbyn, British labour party politician · 30 Nov 2017

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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Greg Mankiw, Harvard professor in economics · 30 Nov 2017

agrees Carbon Tax
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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Andrew Ng, Baidu; Stanford CS faculty; founded Coursera and Google Brain · 30 Nov 2017

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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Andrew Ng, Baidu; Stanford CS faculty; founded Coursera and Google Brain · 30 Nov 2017

disagrees Basic Income
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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Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft. · 29 Nov 2017

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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Alec Ross, Former Senior Innovation Advisor to Hillary Clinton, currently running for Governor of Maryland · 29 Nov 2017

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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Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor of the World Wide Web · 25 Nov 2017

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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The Economist, Weekly magazine-format newspaper · 25 Nov 2017

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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Bryan Johnson, Founder of KernelCo, OS Fund & Braintree · 14 Nov 2017

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

National Geographic, Magazine · 25 Oct 2017

agrees Vaccines
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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New York County District Attorney, · 16 Oct 2017

The United States Constitution provides that local law enforcement agents may obtain access to places where criminals hide evidence – including their homes, car trunks, storage facilities, computers, and digital networks – so long as the agents have a search warrant issued by a judge. Carved into the bedrock of the Fourth Amendment is a balance between the privacy rights of individuals and the pub... See More
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Hillary Clinton, US presidential candidate · 15 Oct 2017

We can’t fall into the trap set up by the gun lobby that says if you cannot stop every shooting you shouldn’t try to stop any
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Paul Krugman, Economist (nobel laureate) and NY Times columnist · 15 Oct 2017

agrees Carbon Tax
Emissions taxes are the Economics 101 solution to pollution problems; every economist I know would start cheering wildly if Congress voted in a clean, across-the-board carbon tax.
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EFF, · 15 Oct 2017

Encryption protects democracy, by preserving speech and dissent in repressive countries
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Amber Rudd MP, British MP and Home Secretary · 15 Oct 2017

Encryption is severely limiting our agencies ability to stop terrorist attacks. "Real people" don't need encryption.
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Erik Solheim, Executive director of UN Environment · 24 Sep 2017

agrees Carbon Tax
The profit of destroying nature or polluting the planet is nearly always privatized, while the costs of polluting the planet or the cost of destroying ecosystems is nearly always socialized. That cannot continue.
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Bill Gates, Philanthropist. Founder and former CEO of Microsoft. · 22 Sep 2017

agrees Carbon Tax
The push is the R&D, the pull is the carbon tax. Yes, the government will be somewhat inept, but the private sector is in general inept. How many companies do venture capitalists invest in that go poorly? By far most of them.
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Steve Jobs, co-Founder and former CEO of Apple · 21 Sep 2017

Everybody in this country should learn to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think

Kenneth Gillingham, Associate Professor of Economics, Yale University · 21 Sep 2017

agrees Carbon Tax
Carbon pricing achieves emissions savings by making the carbon content of every decision that you make salient or clear to the person making the decision
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Laura Tyson, American business academic · 12 Sep 2017

agrees Carbon Tax
Economists across the political spectrum agree that a carbon tax is the most effective way to discourage carbon consumption and lower the risks of catastrophic climate changes.
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Martin Feldstein, Economics Professor @ Harvard University & President Emeritus, National Bureau of Economic Research · 11 Sep 2017

agrees Carbon Tax
Two-thirds of American households will receive more in carbon dividends than they will pay directly in carbon taxes.
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Mark Zuckerberg, CEO at Facebook · 11 Sep 2017

agrees Vaccines
The science is completely clear: vaccinations work and are important for the health of everyone in our community
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Robert De Niro, American actor, producer, and director · 11 Sep 2017

agrees Vaccines
I take vaccines all the time, and my kids have gotten [vaccinated] but there’s something wrong and its got to be fixed
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Sanjay Gupta, American neurosurgeon and multiple Emmy®-award winning chief medical correspondent for CNN · 11 Sep 2017

agrees Vaccines
That you are 100 times more likely to be struck by lightning than to have a serious allergic reaction to the vaccine that protects you against measles is not a matter of opinion. That is also a matter of fact.

NFID, Non-profit focused on education about infectious diseases · 11 Sep 2017

agrees Vaccines
Vaccines are safe and effective. Vaccines are among the safest medical products available and can prevent the suffering and costs associated with infectious diseases. The potential risks associated with the diseases that vaccines prevent are much greater than the potential risks from the vaccines themselves.
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