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Reddit has been one of the spearheads of the anti-SOPA and PIPA protesting movement. Through activism and lobbying pressure, the 35 million odd users on the site from all over the world have changed the political landscape, organised online boycotts and helped spread the word of the anti-piracy laws.
The user-curated news-sharing site will go dark from 8am--8pm in protest of the bills currently in Congress.
You can read Reddit's comments here.
Tucows prides itself on providing simple, useful services to ordinary people to empower them into using the web effectively.
Tucows followed suit shortly after the Cheezburger chief executive Ben Huh announced it on Twitter. They said in a statement: "With SOPA, or ProtectIP, that leadership will effectively end and Syria, China, Iran and others will not only use the US as a role model, they will also use these actions as further evidence of US control of the Internet".
You can read Tucows' comments here.
Wikipedia was not sure whether it would go the way of others and blackout the entire site. But it did.
The entire English version of the online encyclopedia, which brings in over 400 million unique users monthly, went dark today. All pages were unavailable for viewing. The mobile site is not affected, however.
Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, announced the move on Twitter earlier this week. The English version has 3.8 million articles. Other languages will "make their own decisions", Wales said.