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The irony is I’m sharing this on Tumblr.
ACTA, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, is just as big a threat to the internet as SOPA and PIPA are. However, this time it’s a little closer to home because every fucking government is on top of this, with the likes of Japan and America already signing the enforcement. This needs attention.
One of the many reason politicians suck.
There are posts like these going around claiming that SOPA and PIPA have been abandoned. This is MISINFORMATION. Had the original poster and the 3,000-something people who reblogged the post actually bothered to check the linked article, they would have discovered that it was about how both bills have lost sponsors.
This is good news, but each bill started out today with around 30-40 sponsors each, so while a couple striking away their support is great, THIS DOESN’T MEAN THE BILL IS TOAST. There is still work to be done.
And honestly? Check to make sure these kind of posts have correct information before you reblog them. This is the internet - you need to take every ‘fact’ you read with a grain of salt. Stuff like this is incredibly harmful to our fight to defeat these bills. And spreading stuff like that is incredibly irresponsible.
Seriously I think this is the eighth time I’ve had to make a post like this. Why is taking two seconds to check the information so hard? I mean really.
If everyone could reblog this or a post like it to get it to those already affected by said misinformation that would be great.
Tomorrow SisterClaire.com will be offline from 8am to 8pm EST as part of the SOPA strike.
On Jan 24th, Congress will vote to pass internet censorship in the Senate, even though the vast majority of Americans are opposed. We need to kill the bill - PIPA in the Senate and SOPA in the House - to protect our rights to free speech, privacy, and prosperity. We need internet companies to follow Reddit’s lead and stand up for the web, as we internet users are doing every day.
January 18th, 2012 is the largest internet protest in history, to stop the internet censorship bills, SOPA & PIPA. Join in by blacking out your site and urging everyone you can reach to contact Congress now.