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Tech Leaders React to Orlando Attack

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Mourners gather outside of the iconic New York City gay and lesbian bar the Stonewall Inn to light candles,lay flowers and grieve for those killed in Orlando last evening on June 12, 2016 in New York City. Spencer Platt — Getty Images

In the wake of last night’s mass shooting in Orlando, tech leaders have begun to weigh in with both expressions of sympathy, and political reactions.

Twitter (TWTR) has become a hub for dialogue about the shootings, but CEO Jack Dorsey has not yet personally commented—instead retweeting messages, including this one from a group of Twitter’s LGBTQ employees.

 

Some, like Apple’s Tim Cook, limited their comments to expressions of condolence.

Facebook leaders Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg both shared in the nation’s shock, while more directly expressing support for the gay community.

Sandberg’s Lean In organization likewise tweeted support for the LGBTQ community.

So did legendary VC Marc Andreessen.

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T-Mobile’s John Legere shared his heartache—and cancelled his fairly odd Sunday cooking ritual.

 

Perhaps most dramatically, venture capitalist and Twitter frenemy Chris Sacca has issued a stream of tweets and retweets in favor of more gun control.