Google Joins SOPA/PIPA Protest
By Charlie Warzel / @cwarzel
This afternoon, Google made it’s first public mention in defiance of SOPA/PIPA. The search titan is looking to dip their toes in the protest pool by placing a link on their home page, which will let their audience know of the harmful qualities of the legislation. Here is what Google released via email this afternoon:
“We oppose these bills because there are smart, targeted ways to shut down foreign rogue websites without asking American companies to censor the Internet,”
CNET notes the placement of the link on the homepage:
"In response to questions about how the protest link would appear, Google said it would not replace the company logo."
Google.com is the most visited site on the internet, with roughly 5.7 billion unique pageviews per month. No doubt that this will increase the visibility of this issue, which has already gained enough steam to derail legislation in Congress for the time being.
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