Wikipedia Celebrates The Successful Blackout
Last Wednesday Wikipedia Protested against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) by shutting down their Website for 24 hours, along with some other major Internet companies which also teamed up and protested in the same day.
After the Protest, the executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation, Sue Gardner has posted a statement today explaining about their successful protest against the SOPA. and he says that the True Protest was led by the Wikimedia Foundation along with the help of the People on the internet, not the Google, yahoo or facebook.
“Our goal was to raise awareness about SOPA and PIPA and to encourage readers to make their voices heard — and we’ve been successful on both counts. More than eight million people used our look-up tool to find their elected representatives, and millions more made their voices heard on social media. Thousands of journalists wrote news stories featuring the Wikipedia blackout screen. We’ve made history together, all of us. And I think it’s important we understand what’s happened here, because the ground has just shifted under our feet.”, Sue Gardner Stated in the recent post
he also said that the idea behind the protest was not to start peace talks, he made it clear that the company stands firm with their decision Stating, “Don’t hurt the Internet. It’s too important. Let us do our work. Let us learn and create and share.”