SEND A MESSAGE TO THE ADVERTISERS OF TOPIX .com: BOYCOTT, it's a message TOPIX WON'T IGNORE.
  • Petitioning Danya Proud

This petition will be delivered to:

Director, McDonald's U.S. Communications
Danya Proud
AT&T National Broadcast Media
Steven Schwadron
Match.com Associate Manager, Marketing & Public Relations Amy Canaday
Amy Canaday
Ad Services
Chitika Inc.
Ad Council
Blekko Press
CEO Blekko
Rich Skrenta
Corporate Communications
IAC
Topix Technical Department
Seun Wright
CEO, Topix.com
Chris Tolles
International Fellowship of Christians and Jews
National Right to Work Defense Foudnation
Linder's Garden Center
Deere & Company North America Media Relations
Barry Nelson Manager
Weight Watchers
Old Navy
Verizon Manager, Media Relations
Ellen Yu
Sprint Financial and Corporate Communications National/Business, Media and Financial Communication
Roni Singelton
HP Media Chief Communications Officer
Bill Wohl
H.R. Block Advertising
J. Woody Meachum
Delta Corporate Communications
SeatGeek Inc.
Will Flaherty
SunPower Media Relations
nTelos Customer Service
Media Relations
PepBoys
TD Ameritrade Institutional Senior Manager, Communications & Public Affairs
Kristin Petrick
A&E Networks
University of Phoenix
Cedar-Sanai Medical Center Public Relations Consultant
Sandy Van
Associate Vice President, Corporate Communications, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
Joe Case
VP of Marketing at the Panama City Beach CVB.
Susan Estler
GAP Media Relations
Louise Callagy
Anthem Media Contact
Darrel Ng
American Council on Education
Comedy Central Senior Vice President, Communications
Steve Albani
USA Media Relations
TMobile
IAC Senior Vice President, Global Communications and Brand Marketing
Stacy Simpson
Software and Systems Architect at Topix LLC
Seun Wright
Public Relations Manager, Marketing Services Experian
Jennifer Marshall (Public Relations Manager, Marketing Services Experian)
Senior Director, Social Media Relations Monster Worldwide
Kathy O'Reilly (Senior Director, Social Media Relations Monster Worldwide)
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate

SEND A MESSAGE TO THE ADVERTISERS OF TOPIX .com: BOYCOTT, it's a message TOPIX WON'T IGNORE.

    1. Sabine Faustin
    2. Petition by

      Sabine Faustin

      New York, NY

For years the internet community has been up in arms against the forums on Topix.com which allow people to use their site anonymously to abuse, slander, harass and engage in illegal activities such as drug sales, cyber stalking and exploitation, even of minors.

WHAT HASN'T CHANGED TOPIX: 

1) Successful lawsuits against anonymous persons abusing others through the Topix forums

2) A disingenuous agreement where Topix CEO, Chris Tolles promised over 30 Attorney Generals that they would clean up/moderate their forums . . . (Topix didn't)

3) The ever growing, very public denouncement of Topix.com's toxic forums

4) Published news reports about the victims of Topix.com,  people who:   

       a) have had members of their family tormented to the point of suicide;

       b) lost their jobs, been forced to move or have had significant relationships end because of the negative lies spread in the Topix forums

All the many people who have had their lives destroyed because of the non-existent moderation of the Topix.com forums has not motivated Topix to change.

INSTEAD FOR TOPIX IT CONTINUES TO BE BUSINESS AS USUAL.

Do you know why it's business as usual?

It is business as usual because Topix,and it's CEO only care about their success, the traffic to their site and the money generated from advertising dollars.

TOPIX DOES NOT CARE ABOUT YOU!

So, therefore, we the people (whom Topix claims to be the voice of), are petitioning the advertisers of Topix.com to end their association with such an unethical, irreputable organization.

Topix.com utilizes OpenX to display random ads. OpenX's website Terms & Condition prohibit: " (b) Transmitting any material that is abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, pornographic, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable. (e) Stalking, harassing, or harming another individual."

Topix.com forums are FULL of defamatory, vulgar, libelous invasions of other people's privacy.

Topix.com uses Blekko to power their search engine. Blekko's TOS state: "You agree that you will not use the Services to post or otherwise provide any prohibited content, meaning any content that: (i) is inappropriate or offensive (such as inappropriate photographs); (ii) promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind; (iii) harasses or advocates harassment of another person; (v) is false, misleading or promotes, endorses or furthers illegal activities;" http://blekko.com/about/terms

Blekko aslo boasts:  "Quality vs Quantity: blekko biases towards quality sites. We do not attempt to gather all of the world's information. We purposefully bias our index away from sites with low quality content."

What could be lower than slander?  Topix.com forums are FULL of content which is offensive, false, misleading and inappropriate, which promotes racism, bigotry, hatred and harasses and advocates harassment of others.

Match.com advertises on Topix, republishing the profiles of their members on Topix.com pages unbeknownst to their users. Match.com is a subsidiary of the parent company, IAC, which states in their TOS that users of their services are prohibited from: "engaging in any activities that would violate the personal privacy rights of others, including but not limited to, collecting and distributing information about Internet users without their permission;" http://www.iac.com/Terms-of-Use/.
IAC owns several websites including but not limited to Ask.com, Citisearch, and Newsweek/The Daily Beast

Topix.com utilizes Google Adsense, and they state in their TOS that their users shall not, "(xi) engage in any action or practice that reflects poorly on Google or otherwise disparages or devalues Google’s reputation or goodwill." https://www.google.com/adsense/localized-terms

Sign this petition, contact these companies,  demand that advertisers end their association with Topix.com unless and until Topix.com changes their abusive policies.

           HERE IS A LIST OF THE MANY ADVERTISERS WHO UTILIZE TOPIX

                YOU CAN CLICK THE LINKS TO GO TO THE FEEDBACK PAGE

The Advertising Council 815 Second Avenue, 9th Floor New York, NY 10017  Phone: (212) 922-1500

The Adverstising Council Washington DC Office, 1707 L Street, NW Suite 600, Washington DC 20036  Phone: (202) 331-9153

AdChoices

Alaska Airlines Customer Comment Form

A&E Submit Feedback Page

AMC Feedback Page

Aflac Contact Customer Service

AT&T Contact Page

Blackberry Support Page

Blekko Headquarters: 100 Marine Parkway, #275 Redwood City, ca 94065

Best Western Customer Care  Form

Burger King Feedback Page

Cephalon, Inc.  41 Moores Road Frazer, PA 19355* 610-344-0200

Cadillac Customer Assistance Center P. O. Box 33169 Detroit, MI 48232-5169

Carls Jr. CONTACT PAGE

Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. Orlando Operations Center P.O. Box 628291
Orlando, FL 32862-8291

Charter Media Contact Page

Chitika, Inc.1800 West Park Drive Westborough, MA 01581 USA

Phone: 508.449.3870 Toll Free: 866.441.7203 Fax: 508.366.5789

Contact Ad.

Covergirl ASK US page

Delta Complaint Center

Eset Customer Care

ESPN Contact Us Page

Deere & Company World Headquarters  Deere & Company World Headquarters One John Deere Place  Moline, Illinois 61265

Disney Corporate Communications

Dish Network Media Sales

Dish Chat Page

Ford Contact Page

Fresh & Easy FEEDBACK PAGE and  YOUR THOUGHTS PAGE

Greyhound Customer Assistance Request Page

Google Adsense FEEDBACK PAGE:

HP Executive Team CONTACT PAGE

IAC FEEDBACK PAGE

Head Quarters: 555 West 18th Street New York, NY

Communications Office 212.314.7251

International Fellowship of Christians and Jews P.O. Box 96105 Washington, D.C., 20090-6105 Phone:  (800) 486-8844

Intel Contact Page

John Deere Insurance CONTACT PAGE

Kaiser Permanente CONTACT PAGE

Kraft Foods Contact Form

Linder's Garden Center 270 West Larpenteur Ave St. Paul, MN 55113

Match.com - Mandy Ginsberg, President 

Amy Canaday Associate Manager, Marketing & Public Relations 214.576.9416

Mohegan Sun FEEDBACK PAGE

Monster.Inc FEEDBACK PAGE    Monster Worldwide
5, Clock Tower Place,  Suite 500, Maynard, MA 01754 (978) 823-2002

NAACP FEEDBACK PAGE

National Right to Work, Legal Defense Foundation FEEDBACK PAGE

NETFLIX FEEEDBACK PAGE

Nutribullet FEEDBACK PAGE

OpenX Technologies FEEDBACK PAGE, Inc. 20 East Del Mar Boulevard Pasadena, California 91105

T: 1.626.204.0811 F: 1.626.405.1599

Papa John's FEEDBACK PAGE

Pep Boys Issue Tracking System

Post Release

RedBull Feedback Page

Sam's Club CONTACT PAGE

SanDisk Support Team

SeatGeek  57 E 11th, Floor 8A, New York, NY

Sony Esupport Page

Target Contact Us Page

Tmobile NewsRoom

TimeWarner CONTACT PAGE

TimeWarner MEDIA SALES CONTACT PAGE

Trane Parent Company - Ingersoll & Rand Contact Us Page

U.S. Cellular BUSINESS CONTACT PAGE , FEEDBACK CENTER, and CUSTOMER CARE

University of Phoenix Feedback Page

WeightWatchers CONTACT PAGE

VolksWagon FEEDBACK PAGE

 Topix is 75% owned by Gannett, McClatchy and Tribune.

Gannet, McClatchy and Tribune Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/GannettCompany?v=app_7146470109

GANNETT'S HEADQUARTERS
Gannett Co., Inc. 7950 Jones Branch Drive McLean, VA 22107-0150
703-854-6000

PRESS CONTACT Corporate Communications
Gannett Co., Inc. 7950 Jones Branch Drive McLean, VA 22107-0150
703-854-6000

 Tell Topix.com you are going to contact all of their advertisers and advise them not to do business with Topix.com unless they change the policies governing their forums:

Topix LLC 1001 Elwell Ct Palo Alto, CA 94303 US
650-461-8300, 650-691-1100

Topix.com engages in a business practice that condones the usury and abuse of people's names, their businesses and their reputations in order to amass wealth for themselves.  The businesses who advertise on Topix are supporting this behavior.

Whether you've been victimized by Topix.com or you know someone who has, let your representatives know that we have had enough. Contact your Attorney General and file a complaint.

California Attorney General:  Kamala Harris

Email & Contact Information for ALL  Attorney Generals

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. Chris Tolles says: If You don't Like Topix, Don't "USE" it

      Sabine Faustin
      Petition Organizer

      Faced with overwhelming evidence clearly indicating how a person WITH NO affiliation with Topix whatsoever can be targeted, stalked, their reputation attacked and damaged on Topix by anonymous users, the only response Chris Tolles can muster is a disingenuous LIE that the victim of the ongoing, non-stop stalking in his forums is "using" his site with "many aliases".

      Since Topix allows anonymous postings and Chris Tolles applauds and supports the use of aliases to defame, slander and commit criminal acts on Topix, what exactly is his point? Why lie, when the truth is so obvious.

      THE FACT IS: Topix and Chris Tolles could care less about those who are victimized in their forums.

    3. Gossip Gone Wild Kentucky Channel 27 NEWSFIRST Reports:TOPIX DESTROYS LIVES

      Sabine Faustin
      Petition Organizer

      "If you haven't been to the website Topix, you would be shocked at what your friends and neighbors might be saying about you or your children.

      It has become 'the' place to say anything you want about anyone. . . Small town gossip is nothing new, but now that gossip has left main street and gone to cyberspace.

      With the click of a mouse and a few key strokes gossip warfare is being waged on a website that it seems no small town is immune from."
      Story by Amber Phillpott

    4. Chris Tolles Brags That Forums Make Up Most of Their Traffic.

      Sabine Faustin
      Petition Organizer

      Falsely described as a "news" website, Chris Tolles, Topix CEO, let's the cat out of the bag when he brags that 95% of their traffic comes from their forums.

      He knows people don't go to Topix for news. Most of them go to Topix to gossip, slander, libel ... and sometimes engage in illegal activities such as drug sales.

    5. HELP US CONTACT the Advertisers: TARGET advertises on TOPIX

      Sabine Faustin
      Petition Organizer

      Target boasts that they work "closely with partners to build strong, healthy AND SAFE communities."
      So why are they advertising on Topix, which is destroying communities?

      Click the link and TELL TARGET WHAT YOU THINK about their choice of a partner in their quest!!!!

    6. HELP US CONTACT the Advertisers - it's easy!

      Sabine Faustin
      Petition Organizer

      Post Release advertises on Topix.com -- tell them what you think about their association

    7. Topix Cyber Stalker & Troll UNMASKED: CHRISTINE M. WHITE, Real Estate Agent

      Sabine Faustin
      Petition Organizer

      Given confidence by Topix forum's unmoderated policy, Topix trolls like Christine White aka "CMW1010" take their illegal behavior beyond Topix forums and springboard to other sites like Twitter and Blogger where they continue to defame, slander, stalk and harass their victims.

    8. HELP US CONTACT the Advertisers -Tell the NACCP what you think about Topix

      Sabine Faustin
      Petition Organizer

      Continue to use your voice to spread the word to the companies who advertise on Topix.

    9. HELP US CONTACT the Advertisers - Tell NETFLIX what you think about Topix

      Sabine Faustin
      Petition Organizer

      Under the "About this Petition" tab, are links to the feedback pages of companies who advertise on Topix .

      If you have the name of an advertiser that doesn't appear on our petition (we have a limit to how many we can add to the petition) please leave a comment and we'll add the information here for people to contact the advertiser on their own.

    10. Reached 100 signatures
    11. Topix is prepared to ignore you but they will not ignore their advertisers!

      Sabine Faustin
      Petition Organizer

      You can make a difference and have Topix pay attention to this issue. Every signature sends an email DIRECTLY to Topix advertisers and our legislatures, which sends a message directly to Topix itself! There are many petitions which Topix is prepared to ignore, but they will not ignore their advertisers!

      EVERY SIGNATURE MATTERS, let your voice speak for you.

    12. ORDER GRANTED: Bullies are NOT as Anonymous as THEY Think on Topix!!!!!

      Sabine Faustin
      Petition Organizer

      An Order granting the deposition of Topix LLC in a Libel case was signed on May 24, 2012. "For the purpose of obtaining the time and/or location of the submission of any threads or posts as well as the internet protocol addresses utilized by any device to submit a post/comment to or create a thread in the Greensville, Tennessee forum and any other information or data that may assist the Petitioners with identifying the identifies of any of the thread creators, comment makers or posters on the Greenville forum of Topix.com, as long as the post or thread relates to the Petitioners".

    13. Firm wins $1.6 million in Internet libel case

      Sabine Faustin
      Petition Organizer

      Attorney Morris: "This case illustrates that juries understand the damage that can be done by Internet writing. The Internet is the wild West. "It is not a good thing that people create so much falsity that is shot around the world with a few keystrokes. It's hard to unring the bell."

    14. Topix More Polish, Same Crap

      Sabine Faustin
      Petition Organizer

      "The idea that somehow it is immoral to provide a forum for people is just arrogant and foolish. The world is changing and you and yours [real journalists] are fading and will be forgotten by the billions of people enjoying the interaction they now exercise. The battle is won, the gate is crashed."

      ~ Chris Tolles, CEO Topix

      "I’m beginning to think that Chris Tolles does not want to take a hint from consumer reaction. (He would tell you the numbers speak loudly for themselves, to which I would add, that’s what Hitler would say.)
      I’m a little more surprised that Tribune, McClatchy and Gannett are still willing to be associated with this company, but not much." ~ Response by Paul Stern, Journalist

    15. Reached 50 signatures
    16. NY State Assembly Proposes Bill to Expose Anonymous Posters

      Sabine Faustin
      Petition Organizer

      "A WEB SITE ADMINISTRATOR UPON REQUEST SHALL REMOVE ANY COMMENTS POSTED ON HIS OR HER WEB SITE BY AN ANONYMOUS POSTER UNLESS SUCH ANONYMOUS POSTER AGREES TO ATTACH HIS OR HER NAME TO THE POST AND CONFIRMS THAT HIS OR HER IP ADDRESS, LEGAL NAME, AND HOME ADDRESS ARE ACCURATE. ALL WEB SITE ADMINISTRATORS SHALL HAVE A CONTACT NUMBER OR E-MAIL"

    17. Topix Can Ruin Your Reputation in Seven Days

      Sabine Faustin
      Petition Organizer

      I am one of several thousand people who have been victimized on Topix.com

      I am a real person.

      Topix has ruined the lives of many people. This is how they do it.

    18. Reached 25 signatures
    19. Sample Form Letter to Send to Advertisers

      Sabine Faustin
      Petition Organizer

      I have noticed advertising for your business on the website, Topix.com.

      Unfortunately, Topix is not a reputable site that reflects well upon your product. Topix has been on the receiving end of extreme negative backlash for years due to the abusive and illegal activities ongoing in their forums. As I write this your product is associated with a business that allows drugs sales, weapons & sex trafficking, bullying and exploitation on a daily basis. The forums on Topix are full of defamatory, vulgar and libelous attacks by anonymous people.

      In all honesty, your advertising dollars would be better spent elsewhere and basically I have no interest in doing business with a company that does business with Topix. I feel the only choice I have is to boycott your business and I will tell all of my friends and associates to do so as well.

      I would rather tell them that you have taken a stance against Topix and their unethical policies!
      PLEASE RECONSIDER YOUR ASSOCIATION!

      Sincerely,

    20. Reached 10 signatures
    21. Who should you boycott?

      Sabine Faustin
      Petition Organizer

      Of course, boycott Topix itself, but those who want to send a serious message to Topix and their advertisers should also contact all of the link's listed on the "About This Petition" page.

      Empower yourself and channel your frustration. There is a link for almost every advertiser connecting to a feedback/complaint page, and the addresses and phone numbers are listed for the sites who do not have feedback pages.

      The link below will also connect you to IAC's business page. IAC owns Match.com, and you should not only boycott Match.com, but all of the businesses listed there. These pages will be updated as we receive new information. Thanks for letting your voices be heard and working in unison to accomplish this goal.

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