Google Doodle Today: Say No to SOPA and PIPA Internet Censoring Bills

Filed in Gather Technology News Channel by on January 18, 2012 0 Comments

There is a new Google Doodle today, but this time there are no unique sketching or animations.

Today’s Doodle shows Google’s participation in the Internet blackout which is in protest of two bills that have recently hit congress. SOPA and PIPA are bills that would allow the government to censor the Internet. Many feel this is unconstitutional, as well as a violation of freedom of speech.

When the Google Doodle today is clicked, a website loads with a brief description of the protest, and a form where visitors may sign a petition to let congress know the USA does not want Internet censorship.

Wikipedia is also participating in the blackout. Any search from the Wikipedia main page will route to a landing page with a description of the blackout, and asks for the visitor to contact their local representatives to let them know how they feel about Internet censorship.

What do you think about the Google Doodle today? What are your thoughts on Internet censorship? Is the government right to censor the Internet? Share your thoughts.

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