Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates Congratulate Joe Biden on Winning Election

FILE PHOTO – Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos speaks during an address to attendees at Access Intelligence’s SATELLITE 2017 conference in Washington, U.S., March 7, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

Big Tech honchos hailed Joe Biden’s victory over President Trump even though their companies could continue to face tougher scrutiny under the new administration.

Executives at some of the world’s most powerful tech firms — including some who have sparred with Trump in recent years — congratulated the president-elect after news outlets called the race in his favor over the weekend.

“Unity, empathy, and decency are not characteristics of a bygone era,” read a Saturday Instagram post from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, whom the president has slammed over his ownership of The Washington Post and Amazon’s use of the US Postal Service.

“By voting in record numbers, the American people proved again that our democracy is strong,” he added.

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates — an outspoken critic of Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic — also noted the record turnout in a Twitter post extending well wishes to president-elect Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris.

“I look forward to working with the new administration and leaders on both sides in Congress on getting the surging pandemic under control, engaging partners around the world on issues like poverty and climate change, and addressing issues of inequality and opportunity at home,” Gates tweeted.

Microsoft president Brad Smith echoed Gates’ sentiment in a blog post calling for bipartisan cooperation on a range of tech policy issues, from expanding access to broadband internet to protecting voting systems from cyberattacks.

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SOURCE: New York Post, Noah Manskar

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