The Intel Hub
January 11, 2011
WordPress, the website and blogging platform with over 60 million users, has publicly come out against the Stop Online Piracy Act. (SOPA)
Tens of thousands of websites. as well as major players such as Google and Facebook, have already spoken out against this internet censorship bill and now, with internet powerhouse WordPress doing the same, it is only a matter of time before this bill is 100% defeated.
Using WordPress to blog, to publish, to communicate things online that once upon a time would have been relegated to an unread private journal (or simply remained unspoken, uncreated, unshared) makes you a part of one of the biggest changes in modern history: the democratization of publishing and the independent web. Every time you click Publish, you are a part of that change, whether you are posting canny political insight or a cat that makes you LOL. How would you feel if the web stopped being so free and independent? I’m concerned freaked right the heck out about the bills that threaten to do this, and as a participant in one of the biggest changes in modern history, you should be, too.
As we have heavily reported in the past, if these censorship bills become law, tens of thousands of alternative media outlets, including The Intel Hub, will either have to dramatically change the way they publish news or cease to exist all together.
- WordPress Comes Out Against SOPA (forbes.com)
- WordPress wants you to help in stopping SOPA/PIPA (thebloggingtimes.com)
- WordPress The Latest Tech Company To Come Out Strongly Against SOPA/PIPA (techdirt.com)
- WordPress asks its 60 million users to help stop SOPA and PIPA (thenextweb.com)