Convince Facebook, Google, Wikipedia to blackout to protest SOPA
  • Petitioned Larry Page

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CEO Google Inc.
Larry Page
CEO Facebook Inc.
Mark Zuckerberg
President of Wikia, Inc.
Jimmy Wales

Convince Facebook, Google, Wikipedia to blackout to protest SOPA

    1. Haley  King
    2. Petition by

      Haley King

      Pikeville, KY

Currently, SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) is moving through the House of Representatives at a dangerous speed. The parent companies of many major news networks (FOX, CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, and MSNBC) support this bill and refuse to draw attention to the bill in the hopes of no one realizing the dark side SOPA. It's working. While the majority of Americans oppose this bill, many Americans either have never heard of SOPA or have only heard the "good side" of SOPA. Google, Facebook, and Wikipedia are debating having a "blackout" to force the media to cover the story and raise awareness about this disgustingly under-reported bill. The sites would either make their sites unavailable for a length of time or redirect the site to one with an explanation of SOPA. Reddit has already scheduled its own "blackout" day, Jan. 18th and the decision has incredible support among its users, but this one website is not enough. This is a disgusting violation of free speech and will destroy the Internet as we know it.  Keep the "WORLD" in the World Wide Web and show these sites that we are behind their decision to force media to cover SOPA!

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ADDITION: I also need to mention that SOPA's Congress twin, PIPA (Protect IP ACT), is also close to passing. This movement is to protest both. Speak up!

More information on SOPA:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_Online_Piracy_Act

http://www.eff.org/sites/default/files/One-Page-SOPA_0.pdf

http://www.popvox.com/bills/us/112/hr3261/report#nation

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Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 2,500 signatures
    2. DNS Blocking Pulled From SOPA. Don't let it fool you.

      Haley  King
      Petition Organizer

      Many Internet users rejoice at this news, but I still stand firm. Don't let this political tactic cause you to feel comfortable with the idea of Internet censorship and net neutrality and lose passion in the SOPA/PIPA fight. We need to fight this until SOPA and PIPA are dead and gone!

    3. A Message From Google. They heard us.

      Haley  King
      Petition Organizer

      Since the Google Blog email address was the only email address available, I received a response from them. It reads:

      Thank you for writing to us at the Google Blog. We appreciate hearing from
      you, but can't guarantee responding to each and every message. However, we
      do read every note, and will take your suggestions and comments into
      account as we continue to develop the blog. If you have a specific
      question you'd like answered, please visit Google.com/support to submit
      your message. If we'd like to include your comments in a future post,
      we'll be in touch to ask your permission.

      Regards,
      The Google Blog team

      It may not be what we wanted, but the heard us. Keep spreading the word and convince these sites to participate in the protest to save the Internet!

    4. Reached 1,000 signatures
    5. Two down, two to go! Wikipedia and Cheezburger Network join the blackout!

      Haley  King
      Petition Organizer

      Partial victory! Wikipedia and Cheezburger Network are blacking out!
      Along with Google and Facebook, Wikipedia and the Cheezburger network will be in great danger if SOPA passes. Now we need to convince Google and Facebook to join in!
      <a>https://twitter.com/#!/benhuh/status/157538541155516416

    6. Reached 250 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Gabriel Fernandez MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY
      • over 2 years ago

      Because they are trying to Manipulate Ous, Internet it's free and it was always free, so WTF are thy trying to do? NO to SOPA and PIPA.

      Porque ellos estran tratando de Manipularnos. Internet es gratis y siempre lo ha sido, entonces que Car*** estan tratando de hacer? No a SOPA y PIPA

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    • Robert Reynolds WINCHESTER, KY
      • over 2 years ago

      I don,t feel the government has Any right to pass such bills. This is an invasion of Privacy. Passing such Rediculous bills is A direct Violation of the US constitution furthermore the government needs to worry more about keeping World Peace than invading their own peoples Privacy.Bottom line we are not Robots we don,t need to be monitored.The American people are tired of giving things up, all the government and Most Senators do is Take,Take Take their bleeding us dry. Americas Economy is corrupt because of these same people we can not let them screw this up to.

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    • Wesley Tunison NEW YORK, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      This would make us a dictatorship. The government shouldn't be allowed to censor the knowledge and availability to share and grow through immediate access to multiple sources of knowledge. As long as things are cited and people aren't trying to pass others work for their own I don't see how it could be a problem for us to want to learn more. A smarter populous is a stronger and more stable one.

      -Wesley Tunison

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    • alexander ponce CARACAS, VENEZUELA, BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF
      • over 2 years ago

      no estoy de acuerdo con esto por que estados unido quiere a apoderarse de todo están equivocados, que el Señor Jesús los reprenda

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    • Kamilia Buckingham ANTIOCH, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      STOP ONLINE PIRACY ACT!!!!!!!

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