On August 22nd, the Government of Jordan approved a draft of an Internet regulation bill that threatens the rights and free speech of all Jordanians. It an attempt to bring media attention to this bill, and in hopes of having a large enough public outcry to stop its passage, over 200 Jordanian websites have gone dark, just as American websites did in anti-SOPA protests last January.
Operation #BlackoutJo is underway, and websites with large audiences have joined in the fight against this tyrannical legislation. Websites 7iber, BeAmman, and Jeeran have all gone black in hopes of drawing attention to the issue. On the blackout page you can find this link, which outlines some of the major grievances the people have with this proposed legislation, as well as a little background on how it came about. Concerning issues include;