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Congress slips SOPA into law while Internet blacked out

In Politics and Law, Technology on January 18, 2012 at 6:56 pm

The Stop Online Piracy Act passed through Congress today with alarming speed and an even more alarming majority vote of 94%.

“I’m really glad we could all pull together and do this,” said Senator Al Franken, one of the bill’s co-sponsors. “People say it’s partisan politics holding us back from progress, but it turns out it was really the Internet all along.”

The vote happened while most of the Internet was blacked out in protest, ironically temporarily disabling all opposition to the bill.

Alexis Ohanian of Reddit, one of the largest blacked out sites, had this to say: “It’s really ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ ▓▓▓▓ ▓ ▓▓ ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ ▓▓▓▓▓. Why would we ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ ▓▓▓ ▓▓▓ ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ ▓▓ ▓▓▓▓?”

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After his appearance on Al-Jazeera, Ohanian has been held indefinitely on ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓ ties with terrorist groups.

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