It’s official, tomorrow’s anti-SOPA protest has reached its height: Google will be displaying an anti-SOPA message during the blackout. Google will not actually be blacking out, but instead will display a link to an anti-SOPA, anti-PIPA message on its homepage, presumably in the form of a Google Doodle, but they haven’t said explicitly.
CNET quotes a Google spokeswoman as explaining the rationale this way:
“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.”
Short of an actual Google blackout, or maybe some kind of action by Facebook, this is the single best development protesters could possibly hope for.
- Wikipedia is going all the way black
- So is Reddit
- So are Mojang, the Cheezburger Network, and Destructoid