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SOPA’s Internet Censorship Finds Bipartisan Opposition On Twitter

Pelosi, Issa agree that the legislation is the wrong move

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SOPA’s Internet Censorship Finds Bipartisan Opposition On Twitter
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We’ve been following the massive internet backlash to the SOPA (PROTECT-IP/E-PARASITE) bill currently being debated in Congress, and it’s coming from all sides. Not only has the internet community rallied against the bill in the form of online petitions and various sites like Tumblr and Boing Boing devoting graphics to censorship, but tech giants like Google, Facebook, Twitter and AOL have submitted a joint-letter speaking in opposition to the measure.

Today, House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi voiced her opposition to SOPA on Twitter. Responding to a question from another user, Pelosi said that we need to find a better solution (presumably speaking of piracy) -

Need to find a better solution than #SOPA #DontBreakTheInternet MT @jeffreyrodman: Where do you stand on Internet censoring and #SOPA? 2 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Pelosi, a Democrat, received backup on Twitter from Republican House member Darrell Issa – an influential conservative from California. He responded to Pelosi’s tweet -

If even we agree… RT @NancyPelosi: Need to find a better solution than #SOPA #DontBreakTheInternet Cc @jeffreyrodman 2 hours ago via Twitterrific · powered by @socialditto

Issa has been a vocal opponent to the bill, tweeting about “ctrl+alt+delete”ing the measure. He also tweeted out this video of his opposition during the debates taking place in committees as we speak.

I tweeted last night about my strong opposition to #SOPA…got video of my stand against it in yesterday’s judiciary hearing…stand by 2 hours ago via Twitterrific · powered by @socialditto

Speaking of Tumblr, they announced today that their efforts led to 87,834 calls to representatives to voice opposition to SOPA. One of those calls even lasted 31 minutes – which signals a pretty healthy discussion.

It’s interesting to see bipartisan opposition to SOPA, considering that its proponents in Congress have been touting it as a bipartisan effort. What do you think about SOPA? Let us know in the comments.

SOPA’s Internet Censorship Finds Bipartisan Opposition On Twitter
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  • Nevermore

    SOPA is to the internet what Nazis with fire were to books – A complete destruction of freedom of expression that needs to be prevented asap.

  • http://stararmy.com Star Army Scifi RP Forum

    It is amazing and appalling that Big Media continually is able to threaten the American way of life in its neverending quest to milk cash out of an antiquated business model no matter how many fans, teen downloaders, and everyday people have their lives destroyed in the process. I, for one, would like to see more artists skipping the middleman and selling directly to their fans via the web. No one should be buying CD albums anymore when there’s reasonably priced MP3 stores available.

  • http://www.seo-theory.com/ Michael Martinez

    This just goes to show that when you throw money and lies into a political situation a lot of gullible people will act on your request.

  • http://abmachineshub.com Holly Blount

    I think SOPA is a desperate government trying to take control of the internet however they can. I’ve written my congressmen about this but I didn’t know you could call them, too. I’ve heard this law makes it a felony to lie on the internet! Well, the authorities will be pretty busy taking down people with Facebook aliases, for a start.