Ai Weiwei, Snowden, Pussy Riot take place of online ads to protest censorship
Messages from Edward Snowden, Ai Weiwei and Pussy Riot will be broadcast across the internet by AdBlock and Amnesty International on the World Day against Cyber Censorship, 12 March 2016.
Throughout the day, AdBlock’s 40 million users will be asked if they want to see messages from Amnesty International where ads would usually appear. The messages will click through to content from people who governments have tried to silence.
“Even if you’re not doing anything wrong, you’re being watched and recorded,” said Edward Snowden in one of the messages.
“Without freedom of speech there is no modern world, just a barbaric one,” said Ai Weiwei in his message.
“Authorities don’t just use handcuffs and arrests, but also media attacks,” said Pussy Riot.
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