Mark Zuckerberg Posts Displeasure About SOPA and PIPA

January 19th, 2012 at 12:33 pm

While the voice of disdain toward Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act spreads on Facebook, users wonder whether the hugely popular social networking site will follow the lead of Wikipedia and shut down its site in protest. Nope, it did not happen. Instead, CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted his say about the two bills on his Facebook account.

“The Internet is the most powerful tool we have for creating a more open and connected world. We can’t let poorly thought-out laws get in the way of the Internet’s development,” Zuckerberg wrote. “Facebook opposes SOPA and PIPA, and we will continue to oppose any laws that will hurt the Internet.

“The world today needs political leaders who are pro-Internet,” he added. “We have been working with many of these folks for months on better alternatives to these current proposals. I encourage you to learn more about these issues and tell your congressmen that you want them to be pro-Internet.”

The Zuck also posts a link to a Facebook page that contains more details about the site’s opposition to the bills and how its users can get involved.

The issue has even brought Zuckerberg’s dormant Twitter account to life. For the first time since March 2009, he tweeted again with a link to his Facebook post.

Source: Facebook, via TechCrunch


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