Right, so because Google organised one of the many petitions agains SOPA, they've obviously been orchestrating the whole thing.
It even says right in the article:
"Of course, Google’s anti-SOPA and PIPA petition is not the only one out there on this day of mass online protest. As of this writing 1.458 million people signed a similar petition at the activist website Avaaz.org, and Fight for the Future said that between its two sites, Sopastrike.com and AmericanCensorship.org, at least 350,000 people have sent emails to representatives in the House and Senate."
...and that's just the tip of the iceberg of what was done to protest this.
And in any case, regardless of who made this happen, it doesn't change the fact that SOPA is wrong on every level, and I find it incredibly scary that a nation that prides itself on its freedom and democracy comes this close to denying its people a huge chunk of both these important aspects of modern civilisation.
OK, I'm out.