Many popular U.S. based websites will be self-blacked out for various periods of Wednesday, January 18th, in a unified protest of the SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) bill that is circulating throughout Congress. Some of the more notable site participating are Reddit, WordPress.org, Twitpic, MoveOn.org, BoingBoing along with many gaming sites.
Those of you who are still unaware of SOPA and the growing concerns regarding its overreaching power would be wise to take a quick peek at The Shaun’s previous post on the subject.There are also good articles regarding the details and effects of SOPA available by Gizmodo, CNN and CNET for looking for even more information. It is truly beneficial if not imperative they as many people educate themselves on this subject as possible and quickly. With the signing of the NDAA on New Year’s Eve, our basic freedoms are in danger more than ever.
While the national news networks concentrate the majority of their coverage on a already won (Romney is the nominee, people! Just get use to it) GOP primary race, coverage of the NDAA, SOPA and Occupy Wall Street debate have not been enough. Do not fall for the misdirections tricks being played on the American people by those who continue to use their influence to control the flow of vital information to our people.
Many of you heard of the governments of other countries like China, Cuba, Egypt and North Korea among many others censor the internet in an effort to control their citizens. The Egyptian government even went as far to completely shut down the internet during the uprising in Cairo around this time last year.