Even though it may, for now, be a largely symbolic move, I’m quite proud of those responsible for this. Bravo!
When an internet user hits a web page that has been blocked for legal reasons (read: censorship), they may be presented with a 451 error instead of the more generic 403 “forbidden” error. This is a win for transparency.
Source: The HTTP 451 Error Code for Censorship Is Now an Internet Standard | Motherboard
The problem, of course, is that Facebook is not only blocking links to that domain, but also links to articles talking about it. You probably can’t even see this post on Facebook.
Source: Facebook is censoring links to competitor social network Tsu and deleting old mentions
This already tried to pass in Europe. It almost won. Don’t say it can’t happen.
Imagine a world without links. That’s what you’re in for if Big Media lobbyists get their way. Help us save our right to link at http://SaveTheLink.org
Source: A web with no links? Save The Link
Today, we are striking against censorship
Join the largest online protest in history: tell Congress to stop this bill now!
Not In The US? Petition The State Department.
I am writing to you as a voter in your district. I urge you to vote “no” on cloture for S. 968, the PROTECT IP Act, on Jan. 24th. The PROTECT IP Act is dangerous, ineffective, and short-sighted. It does not deserve floor consideration. I urge my representative to vote “no” on SOPA, the corresponding House bill.
Over coming days you’ll be hearing from the many businesses, advocacy organizations, and ordinary Americans who oppose this legislation because of the myriad ways in which it will stifle free speech and innovation. We hope you’ll take our concerns to heart and oppose this legislation by voting “no” on cloture.
Watch the video ·
American Censorship page ·
View the Infographic
Read SOPA on OpenCongress ·
Read PIPA on OpenCongress
The three most definitive articles on SOPA and PIPA: Free Speech, Problems, Security
Fight for the Future is a non-profit organization fighting for people’s freedoms in a new digital age.