Tips How to browse Wikipedia.org without blackout

Wikipedia has taken its English-language site offline as part of protests against proposed anti-piracy laws in the US.

Users attempting to access the site see a black screen and a political statement: “Imagine a world without free knowledge.

Browse Wikipedia blackout

How to get around the Wikipedia blackout

But don’t fear, there’s an easy way to access Wikipedia. Wikipedia’ blackout is achieved using some JavaScript. So, all you need is a trusty copy of the Firefox web browser and the popular NoScript add-on.

Simply disable scripts on wikipedia.org and wikimedia.org and other wikipedia sites…


NoScript isn’t just useful for accessing Wikipedia. It’s also tremendously useful for helping you decide which websites you trust to run scripts – helping prevent malicious scripts and malware from infecting your computer.


  1. Guest says:

    you can also just press ESC or press “Cancel” while it is loading the page and the javascript wont load, as it is loaded last as an overlay.
    works in every browser.
    also you can just deactivate javascript generally.