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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Popular Web Sites Shut Down Today in Protest, Craigslist, Wikipedia,, Reddit, and Firefox browser creator Mozilla are among more than a dozen Web sites that are going dark on Wednesday for a 24-hour period to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA), which critics say threaten free speech on the Internet.
Google, Twitter, and Facebook -- who also are strongly opposing SOPA -- say they will not be participating in Wednesday’s blackout. However, at midnight Eastern time Wednesday, Google blacked out its logo on its home page in protest. Visitors who click on the blacked-out logo will be directed to more information about the protest.

Popular Web Sites Shut Down Today in Protest

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