The site joined Wikipedia by presenting readers with a black bar over its logo, and other websites have prominent SOPA protest content posted.
The story quoted a man named Rob who lost $14,000 to a woman he never met.
He is now a volunteer for Romance Scams.org, which has counseled 50,000 people who believe they were swindled.
Recently, a new debate was initiated concerning background checks and online dating websites.
Some states including New Jersey, California, Michigan, and New York have passed legislation requiring online dating services in these states to conduct background checks on their members before admitting them access to their services.
Some online dating websites that oppose background checks claim that they are not foolproof and cannot guarantee member’s safety .
While not all states or online dating sites are required to conduct this screening, it is something that you can do on your own.
Spokeo is a unique background check service that reserches people by EMAIL.
They search through the social networks and dating sites databases, to see if a person with such email is registered somewhere.
"My main concern is that it puts the organization in the role of advocacy, and that's a slippery slope," said editor Robert Lawton, a Michigan computer consultant who would prefer that the encyclopedia stick to being a neutral repository of knowledge.
"Before we know it, we're blacked out because we want to save the whales." Instead of encyclopedia articles, visitors to the site saw a stark black-and-white page with the message: "Imagine a world without free knowledge." It carried a link to information about the two congressional bills and details about how to reach lawmakers.
And how long can you wait for your prince charming to come and sweep you off of your feet? Right, but it's worth waiting as getting married for the right reason is crucial. The NBC News correspondent Kristen Welker exchanged wedding vows with her husband John Hughes- a marketing director at Merck in the Philadelphia area and got married on March 4, 2017, in Philadelphia.