19 Jan '12, 8pm

Google Protest Adds 4.5 Million SOPA Opponents

Google Protest Adds 4.5 Million SOPA Opponents

In September, Senators questioned whether Google had too much power . Lawmakers got a taste of just how much power Google can wield yesterday. Blacking out its logo and urging its users to “Tell Congress: Please don’t censor the web!” Google added 4.5 million names to a petition opposing controversial anti-piracy bills SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act), the Los Angeles Times reported. (UPDATE: Google has updated this number to "more than 7 million" people in the U.S. who have signed the petition.) The petition, which is still available via Google’s End Piracy, Not Liberty website, warned the millions who visit Google every day how the two anti-piracy bills would result in censorship and hurt American businesses: “Sign this petition urging Congress to vote NO on PIPA and SOPA before it is too late.” The 4.5 million people who signed Google’s petition i...

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