remax-2-banner-adgif
 
|

Huge Internet website blackout expected tomorrow to protest web censorship bill in Congress

A huge number of major Internet websites are expected to go offline tomorrow to stage a blackout to protest the SOPA and PIPA web censorship bills now in Congress.

According to a non-profit group leading the blackout, Fight For The Future, the Senate will vote next week on forever altering the free and open internet by instituting a new regime of extra-judicial, corporate-led website takedowns.

“This is a fundamental fight about who has power in society – the people with the means to communicate freely or the governments and corporations that feel threatened,” said spokesman Donny Shaw.

“The clock is ticking, and we’re still 35 senators short of the number we need to kill the bill.”

The non-profit is encouraging others to join the blackout.

Join us on the historic day by blacking out your site,” the non-profit leader explained. “Copy the code below and paste it into the header of your theme (WordPress users: use the SOPA Strike plugin) to black your site out in protest of SOPA/PIPA. It will activate automatically on Jan. 18th, displaying this page and directing visitors to contact Congress, and will deactivate at the end of the day.”

For the full state of play on the censorship bills , visit this infographic.

TheRockwallNews.com will remain online as most news websites will do.

By J.J. Smith, Publisher

Tags:

1 Response for “Huge Internet website blackout expected tomorrow to protest web censorship bill in Congress”

  1. we all know that was BS, no blackout

Leave a Reply