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Gizmodo's Guide to the 2016 Presidential Election

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The 2016 presidential race is one of the most contentious in recent history, and it’s also one of the most complicated. Our next president, regardless of which party they come from, will be responsible for making important decisions about a number of complex issues: net neutrality, the environment, surveillance, cyber warfare, and space exploration are just a few of the subjects they’ll be asked to weigh in on. Here at Gizmodo, these are the topics we cover everyday—and they’re vital in determining what the future looks like. Here’s everything you need to know about the 2016 presidential candidates’ views on science and technology issues:

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Click below for a more detailed analysis of every candidates’ stance on these important tech and science issues.

Cyber Warfare

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NASA and Space Exploration

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Environmental Issues

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Net Neutrality and Broadband

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Computer Surveillance and Encryption

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Biomedical Research and Medicine

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Embarrassing Tech Fails

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Interactive by Ellen Flaherty and Adam Pash

Illustrations by Jim Cooke


Contact the editor at michael.nunez@gizmodo.com.

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So you put GMO under “biomedical research,” and only mention it with one candidate who supports labeling. Great way to cover for the democrats, who play to irrational fears with the tech.

It is possibly the most significant technological advancement of a generation (at least), which has the potential to vastly increase and stabilize food supply, as well as reduce the environmental impacts of growing crops. Yet, you think it is more important to provide political cover than talk about it