WordPress News – Stop Censorship
On Wednesday, January 18, 2012 WordPress.org joins many sites around the web, from small personal blogs to internet companies like Mozilla, Wikipedia, Reddit, and Cheezburger sites, going dark to protest two proposed laws in the United States, called SOPA and the PROTECT IP Act. Many sites are driving their visitors to sites like americancensorship.org to take action and help fight the passage of the Protect IP Act.
The popular blogging platform WordPress have appealed to their more than 60 million users on their official blog on January 17, 2012 to stop censorship.
Internet Blackout Day on January 18
WordPress.org is officially joining the protest against Senate Bill 968: the Protect IP Act that is coming before the U.S. Senate next week. As I wrote in my post a week ago, if this bill is passed it will jeopardize internet freedom and shift the power of the independent web into the hands of corporations. We must stop it.
Read the full story on WordPress Blog
As part of the SOPA Strike, here are the homepages of WordPress.com, Mozilla and Reddit today:
Tweet from Cheezburger:
If you want to join the protest by blacking out your WordPress site or applying a ribbon, there is now a variety of blackout plugins in the WordPress.org plugins directory.
The official blog of GoldenTwine Informatics is sporting a “Stop SOPA” ribbon (top right corner):
We will sport the Stop SOPA Ribbon until January 24, when PIPA comes up for vote in the Senate.
You may also put on this ribbon to show your support:
When activated, this plugin will put a little black ribbon with the words “Stop SOPA” on the top right corner of your WordPress site.
Stop SOPA Ribbon for WordPress
Go to Stop American Censorship for more information and a bunch of ways you can take action quickly, easily, and painlessly.
Stop American Censorship