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Wikipedia: SOPA protest led 8 million to look up reps in Congress
LA Times ^ | January 19, 2012 | Deborah Netburn

Posted on 01/20/2012 9:48:04 AM PST by opentalk

On Wednesday, some of the Internet's largest entities blacked out their websites --or their logos or some of their content --in a protest against the SOPA and PIPA anti-piracy bills making their way through Congress.

If you're wondering whether all of this had an effect, the answer is yes. Big time.

Wikipedia, the largest Web player to block access to its pages for a full 24 hours, reports that a whopping 162 million people experienced the blackout on the online encyclopedia's landing page. In addition, 8 million U.S. readers took Wikipedia's suggestion and looked up their congressional reps from the site.

Google reported Wednesday that as of 1:30 PM PST, 4.5 million people had signed its petition asking lawmakers to reject the Stop Online Piracy Act

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: censorship; internet; pipa; sopa

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