The Web to “Go Dark” January 18th to Protest Censorship Bills
by George Washington
INTERNET TO SHUT DOWN WEDNESDAY TO PROTEST CENSORSHIP
Less than 24 hours after I noted that we’ve won a brief respite from SOPA, the bill’s chief sponsor said it’s back on track for mark up in February.
But a number of the world’s most popular websites – including Wikipedia, Twitpic, Reddit, Imgur, Mozilla and WordPress – are “going dark” on Wednesday January 18th to protest the censorship bills (SOPA and PIPA).
In addition, Google and other web titans will place prominent messages on their front pages urging their readers to oppose the draconian bills.
For example, Google has replaced its normal logo with this image (which links to an anti-SOPA page):