I am not participating in the blackout today because I have obligations that prevent me from doing so, but I need to do something to spread the word about the disaster that is SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act). Basically, SOPA gives the government the power to completely censor and, for all intents and purposes, obliterate the Internet as we know it. Rather than listening to (or reading about) me get all riled up, I’m sharing this video from Fight for the Future’s Stop American Censorship. Believe me, it’s better this way, I tend to get more than a little non-family friendly when talking about those who are actively trying to strip away our First Amendment rights.
For more information on how you can help fight censorship and put a stop to SOPA, visit the Stop American Censorship page.
I am obviously against SOPA as well, but that infographic had me smiling because some of those graphs are obviously made to scare the living daylights out of people. Not very factual, but speculation of the end of internet as we know it.
ACTA 2.0 is like a backdoor way to enact SOPA. If the government were to control the internet that would eventually allow complete control on what info/news they want to be shown, and the ones they want to hold on to…….which would turn the internet into complete BS, as is? the media nowadays.
What’s worse is if we actually let this happen as a society.