Cheezburger Sites Join Reddit In January 18th Blackout

from the where-will-congress-get-its-lolcats-from? dept

Following on the news that Reddit will be blacking out its site for 12 hours on Wednesday, January 18th in protest of SOPA & PIPA, Cheezburger Network CEO Ben Huh has announced that all Cheezburger sites will be doing the same thing. I'm guessing that those who are unfamiliar with the massive size and reach of Cheezburger will scoff at this... but that would be a mistake. People love Cheezburger's collection of meme-related, meme-driving sites, and they reach a very very large population of folks who might not have already been aware of SOPA/PIPA.

Filed Under: ben huh, black out, pipa, protect ip, sopa, support
Companies: cheezburger network, reddit

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    TMWaH, 12 Jan 2012 @ 8:13pm


    Just because SOPA wouldn't take down Reddit doesn't mean they can't be opposed to it. It's like speaking out against racism when you're a part of a racial majority. The fact that you're not directly affected doesn't mean that you should just let it slide.

    Hyperbole is fine, as long as it has a purpose. And right now, the purpose is getting people aware. Is SOPA and PIPA pass, do you really think it will end there? Better to shut them down now, and set a precedent.

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