SOPA Blackout

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Wondering why some of your everyday websites are blacked out today? It all has to do with a bill that is in congress that will allow the government to shut down websites they believe are contributing to online privacy.  Many web experts say this form of online censorship is stepping over the line and will damage the internet.

Many websites including Wikipedia, Google and other internet giants are blacking out parts of their sites to demonstrate how the censorship may affect the internet.

Wikipedia SOPA Blackout

Wikipedia SOPA Blackout

Google SOPA Blackout

Google SOPA Blackout

The legislation is backed by Hollywood, and protested by many online and even offline.  The Obama administration has also announced its opposition to the bill.

What happened to innocent until proven guilty?  What do you think about the governments ability to shut down websites without notice or due process?

 

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