It’s the weekend and and many of us admins are away, but we wanted to come together and say something about CISPA (and the equivalent cyber security bills in the Senate — S. 2105 and S. 2151). We will be sharing more about these issues in the coming days as well as trying to recruit experts for IAMAs and other discussions on reddit.
There’s been much discussion, anger, confusion, and conflicting information about CISPA as well as reddit's position on it. Thank you for rising to the front lines, getting the word out, gathering information, and holding our legislators and finally us accountable. That’s the reddit that we’re proud to be a part of, and it’s our responsibility as citizens and a community to identify, rally against, and take action against legislation that impacts our internet freedoms.
We’ve got your back, and we do care deeply about these issues, but *your* voice is the one that matters here. To effectively approach CISPA, the Senate cyber security bills, and anything else that may threaten the internet, we must focus on how the reddit community as a whole can make the most positive impact communicating and advocating against such bills, and how we can help.
Our goal is to figure out how all of us can help protect a free, private, and open internet, now, and in the future. As with the SOPA debate, we have a huge opportunity to make an impact here. Let’s make the most of it.