We’re all for showing anti-SOPA/PIPA sentiment. This proposed legislation would dismantle the Internet as we know it and freedom of expression would take a serious hit. All that said, we also know how important Wikipedia is to the Web user’s everyday existence, and a full 24 hours without might be more than you can handle.
After reaching this point, first take a minute to think about how SOPA and PIPA could cause Internet censorship like this to spread. Once you’ve done that, written to your representative, and signed the petition, here are a few ways you can access the site.
You will be able to get to Wikipedia via your smartphone, as the mobile page will not be blacked out.
Mobile on the Web
Don’t have a smartphone? Don’t worry. You can run the mobile page from your desktop by going to en.m.wikipedia.org.
- Under the hood
- Content settings—under Privacy
And for Firefox:
- Click Firefox at the top of the window
TheNextWeb pointed out this handy extension which “Un-SOPAs” your Wikipedia searches. Just drag and drop it to your bookmark bar.
You can also visit Wikipedia’s homepage and choose to visit one of the foreign language sites (which are not subject to the blackout). Handy Google Translate will pop-in and do some of the work for you—although we advise you consider that something will likely be lost in translation.
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