This Company Is Archiving The Whole Internet In Canada To Protect It From The Donald

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With the tumultuous rise in fake news and the overwhelming power it holds over the electorate, the internet may be on a bit of a sticky wicket when The Donald comes to power in January. His previous statements suggest he may well use his power to censor or remove parts of the internet to "crack down on terrorism".

Enter The Internet Archive, a non-profit web archiving service who have been cataloging the internet for 20 years thus far. Their next mammoth task is to create an entire backup of the internet stored safely in Canada to protect it from the small but maniacal hands of Trump.

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In a blog post this week they set out their mission arguing that, lots of copies keeps stuff safe:

"On November 9th in America, we woke up to a new administration promising radical change. It was a firm reminder that institutions like ours, built for the long-term, need to design for change.

For us, it means keeping our cultural materials safe, private and perpetually accessible. It means preparing for a Web that may face greater restrictions.

It means serving patrons in a world in which government surveillance is not going away; indeed it looks like it will increase."

As Motherboard pointed out, Trump argued during his candidacy that he would use the Presidency to "close the internet up" with the help of Bill Gates.

The Internet Archive are currently looking for donations as it will cost them "millions" to make the full back up. But who can put a price on freedom of information, eh?