Former Googler, White House staffer McLaughlin joins Tumblr

Many Web and social media firms contend SOPA would impose an undue burden by requiring them to delete links to all foreign sites deemed rogue or dedicated to copyright infringement.

Interestingly, Issa is one of the bill's leading opponents and has offered an alternative, meaning he, McLaughlin, and Google, could all soon find themselves on the same side of the fiercest tech policy debate in Washington right now.