Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wikipedia joins blackout protest at US anti-piracy moves - Twitter decline joining hands

Wikipedia has taken its English-language site offline as part of protests against proposed anti-piracy laws in the US.
Users attempting to access the site see a black screen and a political statement: "Imagine a world without free knowledge."
The user-generated news site Reddit and the blog Boing Boing are also taking part in the "blackout".

However, Twitter has declined to join the shutdown.
A message by Twitter's chief executive sparked off a conversation with Wikipedia's founder
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