In a Tuesday blog post, Brewster Kahle, the founder of the Internet Archive, announced plans to mirror the entire massive repository in Canada—largely over fear of the incoming Trump administration.
“On November 9 in America, we woke up to a new administration promising radical change,” he wrote. “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.”
He continued, warning that government surveillance “looks like it will increase.” As such, the Internet Archive is “fighting to protect our readers’ privacy in the digital world.”