Google to Join SOPA Protest

Google has decided to take part in online SOPA protest from tomorrow, reports Cnet. A statement has been released by the search giant saying that it will join Reddit and Wikipedia to show its protest against the controversial bill presented in the Congress.

Instead of going dark for the day like many other sites did, Google is inclined to place a link to an anti-SOPA message on its front page. Usually, the front page is used to celebrate anniversaries, the lives of artists or engineers who have left a strong influence to culture, but the search giant has never protested a political movement on its home page.

Citing the Google’s spokeswoman, Cnet reports, “Like many businesses, entrepreneurs and web users, we oppose these bills because there are smart, targeted ways to shut down foreign rogue websites without asking American companies to censor the Internet. So tomorrow we will be joining many other tech companies to highlight this issue on our US home page.”

However, the SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act) protest has been discouraged by the CEO of Twitter Dick Costolo, who called the blackout “foolish for business” and some online writers even questioning the worth of closing a site in order to register protest.

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