Tweet! It's Internet Freedom Day

Celebration of the largest website blackout in U.S. history

One year ago today websites like Wikipedia and Reddit went dark to protest two anti-piracy bills that no one outside the Beltway had ever heard of before. Today, because of that blackout, the acronyms SOPA and PIPA are practically household names. The blackout and 15 million phone calls forever changed how Congress would approach legislation that impacts the Internet. A number of lawmakers, including Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), and Reps. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), have made themselves into Internet heros on the Hill, serving as the Internet community's internal watchdogs in Congress.