STOP SOPA Black Out hits the Internet hard

content/images/gallery/random3/wikipedia-the-free-encyclopedia.png Today across the world the a lot of main stream websites blackout in response to the SOPA/PIPA bills that the American government is fighting for. Lots of websites like Reddit, Wikipedia, Mozilla, google, boing boing and wordpress.org joined the widespread blackout,  sadly CWN failed to get ready in time due to personal doings, sorry for this. content/images/gallery/random3/wikipedia-the-free-encyclopedia.png Google had its main logo blacked out and link under the main search box to a information page titled "End Piracy Not Liberty"  which is a petition urging Congress to vote NO on PIPA and SOPA before it is too late. Mashable has reported that the traffic generated from the redirect and  blackout pages to the senates website was causing others some issues with accessing the senate websites services and pages. Twitter was going wild with constant streams of messages related to the blackout and ANTI SOPA as well as people who was angry that some services was not accessible due to the blackout. Well one thing for those who was angry, if 12-24hrs of no access makes you angry whats going to happen when the governments allow one of these bills that will destroy the Internet as we know it, shutting down many services information portals and forums that share contents, the world will be hurt then that's for sure. Twitter had trends going like If SOPA, STOPSOPA, sopathetic, sopablackout which is uncommon as its well known that these hot topics tend to disappear from the twitter trends as fast as they show, but in this case some stayed for hours. Googles top 20 trends contained a fair few related to the whole SOPA fight, as you can see below 7 out of the top 20 trends for the past 24hrs are related to it which shows continues to show how strong the public feels about this issue. piracy at #3 sopa and pipa bills at #4 censorship #8 censoring the internet #9 wikipedia at #17, blackout #18 congress at #20 content/images/gallery/random3/wikipedia-the-free-encyclopedia.png STOP SOPA For more information about SOPA and how to help protest it check out YourAnonNews they have put together a SOPA Tool kit for the public to use and decent information to help understand it. SOPA Tool Kit So with the SOPA bill being falsely reported as being binned by main media, we can expect the general public to now be standing up and fighting a lot more now they have seen what can happen when censorship is controlling the Internet. sopastrike.com

Lee Johnstone

Lee Johnstone

Information Security Data Analyst, Investigative Journalist, Technology Lover, Mechanic.

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STOP SOPA Black Out hits the Internet hard
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