As a few of the world's largest websites staged online protests to the Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act, Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to his site to voice his opposition to the controversial bills. 

"The Internet is the most powerful tool we have for creating a more open and connected world," Zuckerberg said today in his Facebook post. "We can't let poorly thought out laws get in the way of the Internet's development. Facebook opposes SOPA and PIPA, and we will continue to oppose any laws that will hurt the Internet." 

More so than stopping these two bills, Zuckerberg made a call for government officials who are see the Internet the same way he does, as that powerful, world-changing tool: 

"The world today needs political leaders who are pro-Internet. We have been working with many of these folks for months on better alternatives to these current proposals," he said. "I encourage you to learn more about these issues and tell your congressmen that you want them to be pro-Internet."

[Facebook via Mashable]