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Google, Amazon, Facebook may shut down to stop SOPA

business Updated: Jan 04, 2012 14:58 IST

The most popular news, videos and images as picked by Digg users during the last seven days, recorded on January 3.

1. Jon Stewart Crushes Fox News In The 2011 Ratings

An article on that states that Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show is more popular with viewers than Fox News's primetime lineup.

2. Is GoDaddy Blocking Domain Transfers After the SOPA Boycott?

TorrentFreak insinuates that domain name registrar and former Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) supporter GoDaddy delayed domain transfers to other companies after its customers defected en masse over GoDaddy’s initial support for the SOPA bill.

3. This is Why the Grammar Matters

A screenshot of a Facebook post in which someone has written “I’d rather be pissed off, then pissed on..” and a second person comments, “[t]his is one of those times when the difference between then and than is very important.

4. Congress Actually Ends Taxpayer Funding Of Ethanol Subsidies reports that the US Government has ceased providing tax breaks for producers of corn-based ethanol. The government has provided an estimated $45 billion in total subsidies to the industry since 1980 -- “several times the total loans, grants, and tax credits provided thus far to the U.S. electric-car industry,” said

5. Google, Amazon, Facebook may shut down to stop SOPA

Internet giants AOL, Google, Facebook, eBay, PayPal, Twitter, Wikipedia and Yahoo! are considering a temporary shutdown in the US to help inform the public about the potential affects of the SOPA and Protect IP bills.