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SOPA Protest: List of Websites Going Dark

Major Sites You Won't Be Able to Visit During the Jan. 18 SOPA Protest Blackout

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is on the minds of many since the bill was introduced into Congress late last year, and the numbers of those against the bill moving forward are rising. Not only has the president spoken out against the bill, but a number of major websites will be going dark on Wednesday for 12 hours or more to protest it. Check out the (growing) list below.

  • Wikipedia
  • I Can Has Cheezburger network
  • Reddit
  • Google
  • The Oatmeal
  • Wordpress
  • Tumblr
  • Mozilla
  • TwitPic
  • BoingBoing
  • Riot Games
  • Epic Games
  • 38 Studios
  • Red 5 Studios

Know of any sites we missed? Let us know in the comments!

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Heather2219802 Heather2219802 5 years
These sites aren't 'blacking out'. They are 'mildly darking out'. Google changed a graphic- big fat deal. Wikipedia had a decent idea- but there are simple work arounds that everyone is using. A real blackout is me trying to log onto one of those sights and just seeing a 'Thank Congress for this' sort of sign. No functionality at all. Shock and Awe Congress into obeying the will of the people. Also, shame on Facebook for saying they'd go in and doing... nothing. Mark Zuckerberg proves to be a coward (or worse, traiter) again.
bloodvash1 bloodvash1 5 years
even is going black!
agoriac agoriac 5 years
Urfe Urfe 5 years has a floating SOPA/PIPA protest on their front page.
yumpixels yumpixels 5 years is also doing the blackout, with quite an amusing gif.
tonyspina tonyspina 5 years
You forgot
ChrisMartoglio ChrisMartoglio 5 years
The popular creative writing web app Yarny is partially blacked out. The information site is at The web app is at Read our announcement here: Thanks.
osolabs osolabs 5 years
arcusmedia arcusmedia 5 years
I do media here in Dallas and our website is blacked out in protest!
Niq2216682 Niq2216682 5 years
None of you seem to have a clue why your government is attempting one of the last moves of many they have perpetrated in the last 20 years... I can only tell you that you will not believe me, but if I did nothing about it, then I would not be doing my patriotic duty. goto once the black out is over and you will cringe or remain an American comatose cattle. There is a reason why all the people in the United States who go against the Rothschild HORROR in the world are being assassinated one by one... wake up! Their last ditch effort is to shutout any resistance by keeping us from communicating... unless we are sheep and act as they like us to act. 2012, you will learn 2 expressions: BLOWBACK, and FALSE FLAG OPERATION (good luck). In one week my site will more than likely be shutdown by these bastards! and you will probably go oops! as I said you haven't a clue, pardon my expression... sheep! not insulting anyone, just trying to wake you up! MARTIAL LAW was just singed on the 31st of 2011 while you partied with champagne!!! NDAA Act is now in force... sheep are mostly safe, only patriots are at risk now!
dashsuede dashsuede 5 years
I am so excited for this!!!!
Kristy-Ellington Kristy-Ellington 5 years
Ah yes, @stephcorinn, Jan. 18 in the US.
stephcorinn stephcorinn 5 years
This must be either Jan 18 in the US or local to where the website is headquartered. Here in Australia it is already Jan 18 and I can access all of those sites.
xstarsprinklesx xstarsprinklesx 5 years
Fandomania is going dark tomorrow too!
koolasvegan1 koolasvegan1 5 years
here are some more websites shutting down to protest SOPA?PIPA... Destructoid craigslist cakewrecks peartrees D4S Fire Fall The Game Helix Zone CryptoCat FreakOutNation Rogemaker SonicRetro TuCows and my couponing blog will also go dark at:
wolvesvane wolvesvane 5 years
godaddy pulled their support after a bunch of sites were going to leave them, and now oppose the bill. ^-^
tenniscutie366 tenniscutie366 5 years
technobuffalo is also going dark
elizabethsosewn elizabethsosewn 5 years
really? godaddy? I thought they were a major supporter!? I remember reading an article about the ICHC guy saying they were pulling from godaddy because they supported SOPA.. Either way, I am officially not doing anything online for all Wednesday! Woo!
CalSullivan CalSullivan 5 years
Facebook, Wikipedia, Tumblr, Craigs List, Ebay, Google, Mozilla, Paypal, Godaddy, and my political community Political Buddies (
Gabriela-Une-Vie-Saine Gabriela-Une-Vie-Saine 5 years
Ohhhhh the Wikipedia thing is gonna cause a HUGE commotion. I'm gonna miss checking Boing Boing that day though!
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