Stopping Internet censorship

Today is one of those days when, no matter, what I have to use the Internet. It’s necessary to do my job.

But today is also the day where several Internet-based companies and services are taking a stand against Congress, which is scheduled to vote on a bill that protestors say will threaten free speech.

You can read more about the Protect IP Act and the Stop Online Piracy Act, by clicking on the aforementioned words.

The bottom line Google, Mozilla and Wikipedia are trying to get across: Congress should vote no on these bills.

And they are taking a stand utilizing the platforms they know best: the web.

Here’s a look at the images you’ll likely see all day today as you are browsing the web.

And, in case you didn’t notice in your browsing, Wikipedia has gone cold today in the English version. You can’t access the pages at all.

WIKIPEDIA

GOOGLE

MOZILLA (FIREFOX)

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