Today is the day that many sites across the globe are protesting SOPA and PIPA and raising awareness for people to contact their congressmen, and have them vote against the two disastrous bills. Wikipedia is one site that is taking the threat quite seriously with an entire blackout of their site.
While Facebook isn’t blacking out their social network or anything of that nature, they are raising awareness. Mark Zuckerberg posted on his personal account letting people know about the two bills, his, and Facebook’s stance on them.
Here’s what he had to say:
“The internet is the most powerful tool we have for creating a more open and connected world. We can’t let poorly thought out laws get in the way of the internet’s development. Facebook opposes SOPA and PIPA, and we will continue to oppose any laws that will hurt the internet.”
“The world today needs political leaders who are pro-internet. We have been working with many of these folks for months on better alternatives to these current proposals. I encourage you to learn more about these issues and tell your congressmen that you want them to be pro-internet.”
“You can read more about our views here: https://www.facebook.com/FacebookDC?sk=app_329139750453932.”
As I write this post, his update has been liked over 200,000 times and has been shared over 40,000 times. SOPA and PIPA could very clearly affect the World’s most popular social network and it’s good to see Mark make a statement as well as how people can help ensure the bills don’t pass.
With all the support against SOPA and PIPA, do you think they could still pass?