Reddit’s SOPA Blackout: Will Google and Facebook Follow Suit?

Written by Jan Corpus. Posted in New Media, Social Media

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Published on August 10, 2014 with No Comments

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Reddit’s blackout is demonstrating “INYAFACE” opposition to SOPA campaign. Reddit co-founder Alexis “knothing” Ohanian is testifying on behalf of tech community to Congress, in response to SOPA potentially obliterating the tech industry with its overly aggressive anti-piracy campaign. Reddit boasts two billion page views monthly, and its unavoidable message will be felt by all of its users.

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Other major players like Google and Facebook could potentially follow suit, which would significantly affect a larger audience and wider reach. Experts believe the Google/Facebook blackout could deliver the killing blow to SOPA. Do tech leaders have the ability to convince clueless lawmakers and a relatively tech-friendly President to dump this bill?

Full story at Paul Tassi via Forbes

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