This is a big week for the coalition of Web giants, activists and trans-partisan activists working to block Internet censorship legislation that could result in the wholesale takedown of user-generated websites. After a weekend of strategizing, organizers working against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) plan a mass campaign of action to stop advancement of the bill, which will get a markup in the House Judiciary Committee this Thursday.
Fight For the Future, the main organizing hub of the anti-SOPA campaign, has focused on driving supporters to call Congress this week. They have an automated system that connects you to your Congressional office using your zip code. A more street-theater campaign at American Censorship allows supporters to redact any portion of their user-generated content, be it a tweet, Facebook post or blog entry. That redaction then links back to American Censorship to generate more calls.
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