Happy Anti-Censorship Day, Internet!
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Do you know what's happening, all over the Internet? Sites such as this one, your Wonkette, are taking part in a massive protest action against the SOPA/Protect IP bills, one of which is probably going to become The Law unless a whole lot of us raise hell today. Click the blacked-out "STOP CENSORSHIP" link at the top of this page and you'll be redirected to the Fight for the Future protest site. From there, you can very quickly and easily let Congress know how you feel about giving the government the power to shut down any website for no reason at all. Will political websites be targeted? Of course they will.
But Chris Dodd, that bloated white-haired crook who very quickly went from the Senate to a lucrative lobbying position protecting Hollywood, is very upset about blogs and websites taking part in today's protest. Here's what Dodd says:
It is an irresponsible response and a disservice to people who rely on them for information and use their services. It is also an abuse of power given the freedoms these companies enjoy in the marketplace today. It’s a dangerous and troubling development when the platforms that serve as gateways to information intentionally skew the facts to incite their users in order to further their corporate interests.
A so-called “blackout” is yet another gimmick, albeit a dangerous one, designed to punish elected and administration officials who are working diligently to protect American jobs from foreign criminals. It is our hope that the White House and the Congress will call on those who intend to stage this “blackout” to stop the hyperbole and PR stunts and engage in meaningful efforts to combat piracy.”