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San Francisco is fed up with Big Tech, and residents are begging the next mayor to do something about it - Dotemirates
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San Francisco is fed up with Big Tech, and residents are begging the next mayor to do something about it

San Francisco's housing market is out of control, and residents want the tech industry to answer for it. San Francisco's out-of-control housing prices continues to cause an uproar.  With the election for San Francisco mayor less than three weeks away, many residents are focused on how the candidates will fix the housing crisis. For some candidates, that means asking the tech industry to answer for gentrification and the impact it's had on the real estate market.    San Francisco is in trouble. The streets are filthy. Housing prices are out-of-control. The city is host to 1.23% of all homeless Americans. Some...


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