Wikipedia community has blacked out the English language version of their website to protest anti-piracy legislation under consideration in Congress. The Wikipedia homepage now displays a link which leads the visitors to a page with information on Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). The website will be in darkness for 24 hours. Wikipedia is considered one of the Internet’s most popular website with millions of visitors daily.
“For over a decade, we have spent millions of hours building the largest encyclopedia in human history. Right now, the U.S. Congress is considering legislation that could fatally damage the free and open internet. For 24 hours, to raise awareness, we are blacking out Wikipedia”, that message appears on their every Wiki page.
Most popular & strong technology companies, such as Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter, eBay, AOL have also spoken out against the legislation & they said, ‘It threatens the industry’s livelihood and some other companies have announced plans to go dark in protest as well.
As we all know that in protest of SOPA, Wikipedia is on 24 hour blackout protest. Though we are supporting the Wikipedia for the protest but if you are Chrome users and need to know about something and desperately and want to browse the wiki pages, then we have a tweak for you. We have tested this tweak only for Chrome browser To do so, just follow the steps given below and you will be able to browse the Wiki pages:
- Open Google Chrome web browser.
- Click on gear icon at the top right corner.
- Click menu on Tools -> Options.
- Click Under the Hood tab, then click Content settings button.
- And, you are done!
Enjoy surfing on Wiki pages, even in blackout situation!
Important: We are also against SOPA and support the Wikipedia’s movement against it. This tweak has been shared just for informational purposes only. Please use it only if you are required to access Wiki urgently.