Americans Express Opposition to Anti-piracy Bill
The Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA) has erupted into a divisive battle over the future of the Internet. While Web giants such as Google, Wikipedia and Reddit have publically voiced their opposition to the bill, it appears they are not alone.
Over half of all online conversations about SOPA in the last month have been in opposition to the legislation. About 35 percent voice a desire to stop the legislation from advancing through Congress. Additionally, about 17 about of mentions say that SOPA would infringe their Internet liberties. There have been two explicit calls-to-action that have emerged among SOPA opponents, with 9 percent of total mentions talking about contacting members of Congress, and 23 percent of mentions resolute in website specific blackouts orchestrated in protest of the legislation itself.