News Section Logo NEWS - Return to news section


Reddit Target Republican Congressman Paul Ryan Over His SOPA Support

Posted by: , 17:19 AEDT, Tue January 3, 2012
Tags: Copyright

Permanent Link     Add Comments
submit to reddit
Reddit users have switched from targeting GoDaddy to targeting politicians that support SOPA, with the latest target being Rep. Paul Ryan, despite the Congressman's assertions that he hasn't made up his mind on SOPA yet

Operation Pull Ryan has been launched by members of the popular Internet forum, Reddit - a campaign to oust the high profile Republican congressman over his apparent support for the controversial Stop Onlin Piracy Act (SOPA).

However, it appears that Rep. Paul Ryan has yet made us his mind on whether SOPA deserves his support, at least according to his spokesperson.

"He (Ryan) remains committed advancing policies which protect free speech and foster innovation online and will continue to follow the House Judiciary Committee’s deliberations on this issue carefully," said his spokesperson.

Still, this has not deterred supporters of Operation Pull Ryan, and they have vowed to help his opponent, Democrat Rob Zerban, get elected. Zerban recently participated in a Reddit discussion session, where he outlined his opposition to SOPA.

During the last few weeks of 2011, Reddit successfully forced domain registration firm GoDaddy to change their pro-SOPA stance, by threatening a boycott of the company.


Related News:

News Icon Groups Testify At SOPA Hearing, Internet Campaign Swamps Congress

posted by: Jason F, 17:06 AEDT, Fri November 18, 2011

News Icon Heritage Foundation, GoDaddy and Ashton Kutcher All Join Anti-SOPA List

posted by: Sean F, 18:16 AEDT, Sat December 24, 2011

News Icon Congressman Dismisses SOPA's Threat to Freedoms, Says Google Is "Self-Serving"

posted by: Sean F, 16:11 AEDT, Sat December 3, 2011

News Icon GoDaddy Continues To Lose Customers Due To SOPA, Rivals Take Advantage

posted by: Sean F, 17:32 AEDT, Wed December 28, 2011

News Icon Internet Giants Step Up Campaign Against Stop Online Piracy Act

posted by: Sean F, 17:35 AEDT, Wed November 16, 2011