Tumblr raises awareness by censoring dashboard

My posts had been censored

I got quite a chock when I logged on to Tumblr at 9:40 pm. All my posts, as well as the posts from the blogs I subscribe to, had been censored. Images and words were blocked out.

After having scrolled up and down to assure my self that it wasn’t just one image but all; no one post, but all posts, I saw the link at the top of the page:

Stop The Law That Will Censor The Internet!

The link takes you to an advocacy site, where Tumblr asks you to say no, to the two bills congress is currently considering: PROTECT-IP and Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).

It’s quite a bold step, since it’ll stir some initial panic among the many million users of the platform. On the other hand, it does show you why Tumblr, eBay, Facebook, Google etc., are against the two laws, in such a powerfull way that I’d signed up to call my representative, had I had one.

The take-action-page from Tumblr:

After a quick google, I found ReadWriteWeb’s article about the campaign and their infographic about the SOAP-bill.

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One Response to “Tumblr raises awareness by censoring dashboard”

  1. Anna Ebbesen november 21, 2011 at 04:53 #

    The result? In one day alone, Tumblr states that they got 87,834 calls to US Representatives. More on their blog: http://staff.tumblr.com/post/12930076128/a-historic-thing

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