Two bills currently making their way through the United States Congress—SOPA and PIPA—threaten freedom of expression and security online, not to mention the American economy (and economies of countries directly tied to the U.S.).
In protest of these two incredibly dangerous and damaging bills, large portions of the internet will voluntarily blackout in whole or in part on Wednesday, January 18th. Among them are Wikipedia, Mozilla, and Tumblr.
If you’re a U.S. resident, be sure to educate yourself about the bills, their potential effects, and what you can do to stop them from passing. Call your Congressional representatives or send them emails telling them you don’t support SOPA or PIPA. Participate in the blackout, and support other sites that are participating. And most important of all—spread the word!
Check out the infographic below for even more information, and then visit the Stop American Censorship website to get involved.
What do you think about these bills? Have you gotten involved in the campaign to stop them from passing? Let us know in the comments!