Internet goes ‘on strike’
WordPress, Wikipedia and other major Internet destinations have gone a one-day symbolic "strike" from 1pm today (midnight in the US) in protest against the potential for censorship in the SOPA (anti-piracy) law in Congress. The main backer of the new law has withdrawn the bill in the House of Representatives, but similar legislation is before the US Senate.
WordPress and most other Internet services are still accessible. WordPress bloggers and other visitors will see a strike notice at WordPress and thumbnails of blogs by WordPress users displayed on the What’s Fresh have been symbolically blacked out. International users are urged to petition the US government through the State Department.