Facebook Releases Anti-PIPA / SOPA Statement

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Today the Internet is witnessing the largest protest in history, trying to kill two pending anti-piracy bills.

While Facebook is not joining the blackout, Mark Zuckerberg just released the following statement opposing PIPA and SOPA.

“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. 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. 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 MPAA, meanwhile, continues to try to spin today’s protests.

Yesterday they called it a PR-stunt, turning Internet users into corporate pawns, and earlier today they claim the blackout “fails to enlist big sites.”

Right…

mpaa fail

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