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Tumblr takes its stand against a bill being passed in the United States Congress, which the social networking site believes would eventually censor the Internet. The bill, called the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), would block websites at the DNS level among other things.

Although the bill has a popular following among lobby groups, major web companies–including AOL, eBay, Facebook, LinkedIn, Mozilla, Twitter, Yahoo, and Zynga–have sent a joint letter to Congress to address the issue. While many sites have taken steps to add “Stop Censorship” banners on top of their logos, Tumblr takes it a bit further.

Log into your Dashboard and find that your content has been replace with censorship blocks. There is also a link at the top of the page that prompts the users to “Stop The Law That Will Censor The Internet.” You are prompted to type in your phone number and street address. In turn, Tumblr will call you to give you an idea about the bill and inform you how to contact your local Representative. Tumblr claims that it has been receiving an average of 3.6 calls per second.

If you want to ditch the censorship blocks, try clicking “Next Page.”

Source: TechCrunch

 
 

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