Mr.Chris Tolles, CEO of Topix
Mark Dayton, Governor of Minnesota
Mr.Richard Skrenta, CEO of Blekko
Mr.Chris Tolles, CEO of Topix
USA Today (Gannet Paper), Gannett Paper
Washington NAACP, Office of Washington NAACP
Hollywood NAACP, Office of Hollywood NAACP
Todd Leatherman, Kentucky Attorney General's Office
Topix Complaints, Kentucky Attorney General
News Max, Customer Service
Jennefer Traeger, TidalWave Pr
Terri Thelin, Programming/Production/Promotions Manager NBC 29
Tinbu, Technology Advertiser on Topix
Don Mcllroy, Mayor of Circleville, Ohio (Topix Real Problem Here)
Gov.Robert Bentley, Governor of Alabama
Gov.Jan Brewer, Governor of Arizona
Gov.Mike Beebe, Governor of Arkansas
Gov.Jerry Brown, Governor of California
McClatchy, McClatchy Media
Tribune, Tribune Organization
Department of Justice, Attorney General
Mrs. Amy Canaday, Match.com Associate Manager
Gov. Rick Scott, Governor of Florida
Gov. Bill Haslam, Tennessee Governor
Gov. Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan
David Hirschman, Streetfightmag Editor
Mr.David Mark, Editor of Politix (Part of Topix Brand)
Mrs. Mary Noble, Senior Editor at Topix
President of the United States
U.S. House of Representatives
Gov. Mary Fallin, Oklahoma-05
There is an extremely dangerous, cyberbullying/hate site on the internet called Topix.com.This destructive site has largely been allowed to fly under the radar for years despite numerous complaints to Attorney Generals ,criminal activity including threats and the selling of drugs on the site, and according to media reports has contributed to a growing number of suicides. Topix unethical and...
There is an extremely dangerous, cyberbullying/hate site on the internet called Topix.com.This destructive site has largely been allowed to fly under the radar for years despite numerous complaints to Attorney Generals ,criminal activity including threats and the selling of drugs on the site, and according to media reports has contributed to a growing number of suicides. Topix unethical and indecent forums have destroyed many lives and communities. Topix CEO Chris Tolles has even claimed "Free Speech usually is more important than the victim." This is not what our forefathers meant by the first amendment. We are asking for your help and hope you will demand Congressional hearings about the repeated lack of responsibity this company has repeatedly shown.
This is not an issue of free speech but an issue of a website that allows things not protected by the first amendment to occur for profit.
Topix shamefully allows and basically encourages libel and defamation to occur on its site and is a potential haven for sexual predators. More and more information is coming out about the devastating affects cyberbullying has on people, especially our children. This is why there must be stronger laws passed against cyberbullying and companies who do nothing but profit from this type of behavior.. Topix has forums dedicated to criminal and unethical activities such as the illegal selling of weapons, drugs, and incest. While most people desire limited government in their lives, we elect and need government officials to protect us when needed and it is clear many devastated citizens throughout our communities need serious protection against the Topix website and a management team that has taken no real inititative to protect the innocent.
The way the Topix forums operate is every town and city are given their own forum. For example, you can conduct a google search for Monticello,Kentucky Topix or any other town or city in America (and other countries) and then click on the forums section. The site which claims to be a news aggregator (though many of the forums contain virtually no actual news) allows hidden posters, without required registration (a disaster for a company with over 350,000 forums but less than 40 employees), to post anything they want without consequence. This means that thousands of people have had their reputations, and lives destroyed while Topix profits. Even if a person chooses to ignore the Topix site, if someone's name or business is posted on Topix, it can ruin their life forever because it automatically goes out on google search engines appearing like it is legitimate news, when it is normally libel. There are a growing number of television stations and newspapers that have reported on the lack of ethics involving this company, yet Topix refuses to do anything about the problem such as mandatory registration of its users.
Because of a lack of internet laws, companies like Topix do not feel they have to run an ethical business. The average person cannot afford to pay thousands in legal fees to hire an attorney to fight this company. Those that do defend Topix and sites like it often are the same people who are doing the attacking or believe speech should have no accountability. How would they feel if this unregulated site cost them their job, their reputation, or a loved one's life? No one has that right. People have a right to privacy, protection from certain speech, and there must be guidelines and laws to protect people from the dangers of companies such as Topix.com.
Topix constantly makes excuses and tries to justify its lack of ethics. It is fully understood that many companies are driven by greed, but it should never be at the expense of someone's reputation or life? Topix does not allow you to speak to a live person, refuses to require registration or posting of IP's. Court records have also revealed they have few employees and no real desire to make changes in their site. Topix own moderators have even been known to post on the site attacking other users to try and encourage "hits" to their website.
Even if you report a topic as being inappropriate, Topix rarely removes what is being said, particularly if the topic is popular. Topix even claimed to have made an agreement with several Attorney Generals. Since that time the site has become progressively worse.
Many innocent people have been called anything from drug users to pedofiles, or accused of other libelous things. The CEO of Topix, Mr.Chris Tolles, continues to make excuses and refuses to provide any real protection for private citizens just trying to live their lives. It is only a matter of time before morepeople commit suicide over this site . We beg of you to understand the seriousness of this issue and we are asking for the forums section to be removed and/or better moderated with accountability for those who intentionally attempt to harm others.
Please help demand common sense changes in this website and protect the citizens of this country. Slander, libel, and defamation of character are criminal offenses. We hope and we pray that you protect the innocent and demand reform from this company.