Tuesday, 24 January 2012

More than 115,000 websites took part in the protests against SOPA & PIPA

"More than 115,000 websites participated in the protest, with as many as 50,000 sites, including Wikipedia, Craigslist and Wordpress, blacking out their sites, per Fight for the Future, one of the organizers.
Wikipedia, the largest website to participate, blacking out its entire English-language site, reported that 162 million landed on its page and 8 million looked up their congressional representative information in order to protest the bills.
Google blacked out its logo and directed visitors to its petition, which 7 million signed.
Perhaps the most important stat: 20 senators pulled their support for PIPA, which was slated to be brought to the floor next week. Six senators that had co-sponsored the bill removed their names from it."

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