This is inserting a conspiracy theory where one does not exist.  

        The English Wikipedia community voted on the blackout and directed it 
into existence, not the Foundation. We merely facilitated.

On Aug 2, 2012, at 5:45 PM, Andreas Kolbe <> wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 2, 2012 at 12:11 PM, MZMcBride <> wrote:
>> What type of action was the SOPA blackout in January?
> You mean, given the $500,000 Google donation Wikimedia received in November
> 2011, one month after the Italian Wikipedia's blackout, and two months
> before the English Wikipedia's SOPA blackout, and round about the time
> Wikimedia first made public statements denouncing SOPA?
> Good question.
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