One of the Internet’s largest libraries says it’s so concerned about a Trump presidency that it wants to duplicate itself in another country: Canada. The Internet Archive is host to the Wayback Machine, a database of billions of web pages, as well as thousands of movies and software. It’s a U.S.-based non-profit and has started to solicit donations to create an “Internet Archive of Canada,” a copy of its current library, which it says will cost millions of dollars.
The Internet Archive has only 150 staff but runs one of the top-250 websites in the world. Reader privacy is very important to us, so we don’t accept ads that track your behavior. We don’t even collect your IP address. But we still need to pay for the increasing costs of servers, staff and rent.
About 9000 Americans move to Canada in an average year.
Tens of thousands of Americans have given the move to Canada more consideration after the election of Trump