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Wikipedia joins blackout to protest SOPA

The Washington Post reports today that Wikipedia will black out English versions its site out on Wednesday to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act.

The encyclopedia’s founder, Jimmy Wales, announced the “community decision” on Twitter:

Wikipedia joins Reddit and the Cheezburger network in Wednesday’s blackout. The announcement comes after the White House has came out against the anti-piracy bills marching through Congress (as they are now written). Mashable writer Alex Fitzpatrick is skeptical of the Obama administration’s position, wondering just what the administration will support then in the fight against international online piracy..