Missing Wikipedia? Here’s How You Can Access It

As most Internet users already know, leading Internet companies like Google, Wikipedia, and Craigslist are protesting the SOPA legislation very publicly today, with Wikipedia totally blacked out. But, if you really, really need to access Wikipedia today, they have kindly explained how to come in through the back door:

Is it still possible to access Wikipedia in any way?

Yes. During the blackout, Wikipedia is accessible on mobile devices and smart phones. You can also view Wikipedia normally by disabling JavaScript in your browser, as explained on this Technical FAQ page. Our purpose here isn’t to make it completely impossible for people to read Wikipedia, and it’s okay for you to circumvent the blackout. We just want to make sure you see our message.

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16 Responses to Missing Wikipedia? Here’s How You Can Access It

  1. Drinky McGee January 18, 2012 at 9:35 am #

    Does wanting to find out when Don Knotts was born count as an emergency?

    • Tuna Ghost January 18, 2012 at 8:07 pm #

      what kind of stupid question is that, of course it does

      (July 21, 1924)

  2. Otto44 January 18, 2012 at 9:50 am #

    I need to find out Ron Jeremy’s birth name. Now that’s an emergency.

  3. Robin Milim January 18, 2012 at 10:00 am #

    Finding a “work around” is definitely defeating the purpose of the
    black out/protest. Who “Can’t Live” without accessing Wikipedia for one
    day??!! What a selfish, self gratifying, ridiculous society we have
    become. Sheeple, wake the f**k up!! It’s way bigger than you and me.

    • TheRapist January 18, 2012 at 12:07 pm #

      Well that is how you pretend conspiracy’s don’t exist, see the video below this article on the main page “shit conspiracy theorists say”.

  4. Tchoutoye January 18, 2012 at 10:27 am #

    Why isn’t Disinfo joining the campaign?

    • Chaorder Gradient January 18, 2012 at 12:24 pm #

      I think its about awareness. I’m not sure there’s a Disinfo reader that doesn’t know all about SOPA. Wiki is another story.

      • DontPanic January 18, 2012 at 5:59 pm #

        I respectfully disagree…BoingBoing went down and there readers are more than aware of what is going on. I think the point is to actually motivate people to do something about it, rather than just bitching about it…

  5. Toxiczen January 18, 2012 at 10:49 am #

    (to the tune of it’s beginning to look a lot like christmas)

    “It’s beginning to seem a lot like china!”

  6. justagirl January 18, 2012 at 10:51 am #

    i think “the message” is that google and wiki have more geeks on their side.

  7. Baphomet777 January 18, 2012 at 12:39 pm #

    SittingNow guys is right. If DisInfo is such a counterculture site, why the hell isn’t it blacking out today?, instead of helping mindless idiots get on Wikipedia for one day.


    • Andrew January 18, 2012 at 12:48 pm #

      Because being counterculture means doing exactly what the biggest websites on the Web are doing.

  8. Dueyv9 January 18, 2012 at 2:31 pm #

    fake protests suck

  9. Anuther January 18, 2012 at 3:15 pm #

    Way to blow Disinfo. No, not a typo and yes it rhymes. 

  10. Vlk January 18, 2012 at 6:33 pm #

    You just have to press esc before it loads the black screen

  11. chinagreenelvis January 19, 2012 at 5:32 am #

    I’m beginning to wonder if we live in such a state of relative indifference and distraction that people actually need to be lied to in order to be motivated. The psychology behind exaggerating a threat, as I have seen happen in various forms over the past decade, is extremely effective.

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