Maddow: Wednesday ‘going to be a very different day’ because of blackout

By Eric W. Dolan
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 23:46 EDT
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MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said that Wednesday would be a strange day for people who spend a lot of time browsing the Internet.

In an unprecedented move, an estimated 7,000 websites plan to shut down for the day in protest of the House’s Stop Online Privacy Act and the Senate’s Protect IP Act.

Under the bills, Internet service providers could be required to block access to websites accused of violating U.S. copyright laws.

But activists and Internet professionals argue that the bills are too broad and could result in the censorship of legitimate content.

“For those of us who basically live online like I do, tomorrow is going to be a very different day than we have ever seen before,” Maddow said.

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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