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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are worlds apart on tech policy issues

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Hillary Clinton laid out an extensive technology and innovation agenda Wednesday in a briefing document that amounts to a giant valentine to Silicon Valley.

That should come as no surprise, since Clinton has deep ties to Silicon Valley and has cultivated relationships with some of the industry’s power players — people like LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman,'s Marc Benioff, Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg and Kleiner Perkins' John Doerr.

While Clinton has been campaigning herself hoarse in the battle for the Democratic presidential nomination, a high-powered group of advisers from Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C., have been working behind the scenes for months to help shape her tech policy agenda for the general election.

Clinton’s likely Republican rival for the White House, meanwhile, seems to have gone out of his way to antagonize the tech sector. Donald Trump called for a boycott of Apple’s products this spring, as the company fought its encryption battle with the FBI. He has repeatedly beaten on CEO Jeff Bezos, warning that the owner of the Washington Post will face "huge anti-trust problems" should the Republican be elected president.

So, just how do Clinton’s positions on issues like net neutrality, STEM education and broadband infrastructure compare with those of Trump?

Recode broke it down, she said / he said style:

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