Reddit Announces Blackout to Stop SOPA

Reddit Announces blackout to protest against Stop Online Piracy Act(SOPA).

The Blackout involves shutting down of normal operation on 18th jan from 8

a.m. to 8 p.m. ET.


During that period, Reddit visitors will find a message about SOPA and

associated bill PIPA.The message will explain how sites like Reddit, YouTube

etc are in danger of shutting down after implementation of those bills.

Along with message visitors are also provided with links, explaining how to

take action against SOPA and PIPA.

For your information, reddit is strongly protesting these bills since day

one. Reddit has been a centre of discussion in protest against SOPA causing

lots of problem to Go Daddy and other SOPA supporters.

Redditors have created anti-SOPA website, chrome extension, Android and iOS

apps against SOPA.

Reddit admins announces this protest in a blog post 

"We’re as addicted to reddit as the rest of you. Many of you stand with us
against PIPA/SOPA, but we know support for a blackout isn’t unanimous. We're
not taking this action lightly. We wouldn’t do this if we didn’t believe this
legislation and the forces behind it were a serious threat to reddit and the
Internet as we know it. Blacking out reddit is a hard choice, but we feel
focusing on a day of action is the best way we can amplify the voice of the

What do you think about SOPA and PIPA, do share your thoughts in comment

section below.

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