According to Vlad Savov of The Verge, "the most outspoken protester of the bills today will be Wikipedia, whose English site will be going dark for the full 24 hours on January 18th." On Wikipedia's explainer page today the nonprofit organization states, "we are protesting to raise awareness about SOPA and PIPA solely because we think they will hurt the Internet, and your ability to access information online. We are doing this for you, because we are on your side."
Other websites who are participating in this protest are:
- Will not be offering its regular service between the hours of 8AM and 8PM
- Will be directing English users to a similar "action page" to inviting users of its software and to voice concern
- As everyone knows the Google homepage logo varies day to day depending on news, holidays, etc. Today it will be in protest by blacking out the Google logo