What's that black thing on the logo? MetaFilter is participating in American Censorship Day
to help draw attention to a bill in congress that could hurt sites with user-contributed content—sites like MetaFilter.
posted by pb to MetaFilter-Related at 10:24 PM (126 comments total)
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The black banners across the logos on the site today are are a way to let people know about the Stop Internet Piracy Act. The EFF has a good round-up of recent news about this proposed legislation: An Explosion of Opposition to the Internet Blacklist Bill
. And Matt recently tweeted
about an email campaign
to let folks in congress know people are opposed. (There's a great video by Kirby Ferguson at that site that explains the many problems with the bill.)
The Stop Censorship banner will be up for 24 hours or so.