Popular hacking group, Anonymous, has announced that they too will be joining reddit’s anti-SOPA blackout on January 18. AnonymousIRC account tweeted:

On Jan 18th you will see no tweets from this account between 8a and 8p EST in support of #SOPAblackout! #J18

And it looks like Anonymous hackers are not alone in this act. Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said he was “all in favor” of the blackout, and that  it would be great if [Wikipedia] could act quickly to coordinate with Reddit. He said:

I’m all in favor of it, and I think it would be great if we could act quickly to coordinate with Reddit. I’d like to talk to our government affairs advisor to see if they agree on this as useful timing, but assuming that’s a greenlight, I think that matching what Reddit does (but in our own way of course) per the emerging consensus on how to do it, is a good idea. But that means we need to move forward quickly on a concrete proposal and vote – we don’t have the luxury of time that we usually have, in terms of negotiating with each other for weeks about what’s exactly the best possible thing to do. As I understand it, the Foundation is talking to people about how we can geolocate and guide people to their Congressperson, etc. Geoff will know about that. Our task is to decide to do it with a thumbs up / thumbs down vote.

WordPress is also joining the protest and has posted a strong call to arms on its website.
You are an agent of change. Has anyone ever told you that? Well, I just did, and I meant it,” 
In reference to SOPA it said:
“There’s something going on in U.S. politics right now that we need to make sure you know about and understand, because it affects us all.”
“We are not a small group. More than 60 million people use WordPress — it’s said to power about 15% of the web. We can make an impact, and you can be an agent of change. Go to Stop American Censorship for more information and a bunch of ways you can take action quickly, easily, and painlessly. The Senate votes in two weeks, and we need to help at least 41 more senators see reason before then”

Source: The Inquirer 

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