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January.18.2012 SOPA/PIPA Several Different Viewpoints

  • mainstream media~ CNN, MSNBC
  • back channels~ twitter, facebook
  • Tech news
  • actual sites blacked out
  • political responses

SOPA- Stop Online Privacy Act bill in the House PIPA- Protect IP Act bill in the Senate

Review of Daniels Reading (chapter 7-8) Cloaked Websites- uses deception to act like its promoting one thing, but gives the opposite political agenda:

Problems: *easy authorship

  • content not monitored
  • youth research

Google bombing: make the searches appear with a higher ranking or to certain key words, very effective, introduces doubt to viewers, coloring or clouding perceptions