Wikipedia founder threatens to ‘turn off’ site as protest against U.S. anti-piracy bill

(dailymail.co.uk) Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales has threatened a ‘strike’ where the entire English-language site would be turned off as a protest against  an anti-piracy bill currently under discussion in the U.S.

The site is used by an estimated 365 million readers worldwide, and is ranked sixth overall on earth.

Writing on his private Wikipedia blog, Wales said, ‘A global strike of at least the English Wikipedia would put the maximum pressure on the US government.

‘At the same time, it’s of course a very very big deal to do something like this, it is unprecedented for English Wikipedia.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2073485/Wikipedia-owner-threatens-turn-site-protest-U-S-anti-piracy-bill.html#ixzz1ggmfPQNY

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