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Snowden, Pussy Riot take over online ads to protest censorship

People using ad-blockers will still get promotional messages when surfing the Web this weekend.

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, Russian punk band Pussy Riot and Chinese artist Ai Weiwei will use the space created by blocked ads to protest online censorship on Saturday, according to Amnesty International.

The human rights group organized the takeover of the ad space with AdBlock, which makes a browser extension that prevents ads from appearing on Web pages.


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“Even if you’re not doing anything wrong, you’re being watched and recorded,” says Snowden in one of the messages.

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