Even with all all the internet sites that decided to go on the "SOPA Strike" on Jan. 18, 2012, one particular website decided against it. Facebook feared shutting down their site, not only for gross loss from advertisements, but for fear that followers would decide to start visiting MySpace.
Sources say that Tom Anderson of MySpace stated, "We will be remaining fully functional during the SOPA Strike tomorrow, so if Facebook decides to jump on the bandwagon we will be there for the web surfer's posting needs. Of course a world without Facebook for a day would be like an intersection with a malfunctioning traffic light. However, logically the web surfers would surf to the next site available." Tom also mentioned having back up resources for fans of popular games available on Facebook.
One reporter was able to contact Mark Zuckerberg, and ask questions on his true reasons for being so reluctant to even so much as share the "censored" banner somewhere. Zuckerberg stated, "Our Loyal users are more than capable of spreading the news themselves. I mean, news sure travels fast when one person decides to say I'm going to start charging for Facebook."
With the tremendous speed at which knowledge travels amongst posts on Facebook, Zuckerberg did have a point. It would be inevitable that enough people would post links to ways of contacting your congressman. Zuckerberg also mentioned, "I refuse to shut down the most popular site on the net for a day just so I can lose everyone to MySpace or Xanga."