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Internet Blackout: The final verdict

Feb 01, 2010, 00:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"A spokesperson for the campaign said today that since the start of the protest on Monday over 1000 sites had joined the protest by blacking out their sites — showing a protest notification that those visiting the site had to close. The protest ends today.

"Five hundred sites had said they would carry the JavaScript for displaying the message before the week began, but they didn't all put the message up at the same time, meaning the protest got off to a slow start.

"However, gradual growth continued and today over 1000 sites were displaying the anti-filtering message. The pop-up was also viewed half a million times by people visiting the blacked-out websites."

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