Many other large companies are preparing actions but have not yet announced their exact plans. The list on SOPAStrike.com will be kept up to date throughout the protest.
Tiffiniy Cheng, co-founder of Fight for the Future, the non-profit which first circulated the strike idea in December, said, “At its core, this is a fight for freedom of speech, and the language in SOPA and PIPA have stepped over the line. The SOPA Strike on Wednesday is the largest online protest that has ever happened. Several hundred million people, potentially more than one billion, will see messages about the dangers of censoring the Internet. That is absolutely unprecedented.”
The participation of Google and Wikipedia bring the reach of the protests far beyond any other online protest. The idea of blacking out sites on the 18th gained momentum on Reddit.com, which has had a huge surge of anti-SOPA activism from their users as well as support from its founders. Fight for the Future created SOPAStrike.com and AmericanCensorship.org to organize the protest. SOPAStrike.com will also provide an up-to-date list of participating websites.
About Fight for the Future
Fight for the Future is a new non-profit organization that works to defend online rights and personal freedoms. Fight for the Future organized American Censorship Day on November 16, 2011, the largest online protest in the past 5 years, with more than 4 million people contacting Congress and companies like Tumblr and Mozilla taking unprecedented steps to drive users to contact Congress.
Links and Company Announcements
Google’s plans – http://buswk.co/AbLFXI
Wikipedia announcement – http://bit.ly/xkd9Xp
Reddit announcement – http://bit.ly/zpgUWZ
POLITICO Article on Protest Plans – http://politi.co/zXleB2