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Petitioning Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tiktok

Caroline’s Law

Every year, thousands of people take their life because of online abuse. A life is worth so much more than a nasty comment. Following the death of Caroline Flack and so many others who have suffered at the hands of trolls online, I am inspired to encourage a real change so that this doesn’t have to happen anymore.  So many people are growing up only knowing social media and being exposed to this kind of behaviour from such an early age can cause mental health problems, identity issues and low self esteem. We should all be able to express ourselves in a constructive manner without having to degrade somebody else in the process. Today I am asking social media companies to help me bring this change. First things first. We need to make it ILLEGAL to abuse people online. You wouldn’t be able to go up to someone on the street and abuse them without consequence so, why is it that social media and the wider internet has become a safe haven for this to happen.  Second of all, we should make it a requirement that people signing up to create social media accounts online should have to provide ID to prove who they are and how old they are. This can help social media companies tailor the type of content people see in order to protect them and in addition, enable people to be held accountable for their illegal behaviour online. Finally, in order to keep our young people safe I am requesting that anybody who has committed sexual offences or has been forced to sign the sex offenders register should be forced to declare this when signing up to social media. My reason for this is that people are more accessible online than they may be in the real world therefore it makes them more vulnerable to being targeted. Implementing these measures will keep them safe.  If you have any questions about this petition or want to discuss it with me, contact me on Instagram @nohun_ Until then, I hope you will join me in making social media a safer and more accepting place for all.

Raurie Williams
226,488 supporters
Petitioning YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Stop Targeted Abuse and Harassment of Women on Social Media

"You R***i L*** Ch***le! You deserve to be R***d M******ed!" Welcome to our world of abusive online existence. Dear Policymakers, Digital Platforms, Bystanders and Harassers, The Internet is a public platform, viewed as an open, transparent, democratic and equal platform used by all sections of society. Social media forms a large part of our professional and personal lives but with it, comes digital harassment and targeted abuse. The same protection we employ to keep our surroundings safe and safeguard our civic society is also required for our digital neighbourhood. Today content creators, stand-up comedians, storytellers and actors, as well as, all women who voice their opinion strongly, are constantly targeted with vulgar memes, abusive sexual comments, bullying, name-calling and graphic images. Death and rape threats are the new normal for most women on social media. Silence and inaction towards curtailing these have only further fed into the rape culture where threats of abuse have become matters of everyday occurrences. Currently, our only options are to ignore or Report/Block and move on with our lives. But nothing substantial comes out of this and these perpetrators of abuse continue to thrive and spread hate. They even have thousands and millions of followers and fan pages, thus, systematically normalising an environment of misogyny, homophobia and abuse. These virtual public spaces are a reflection of the real public places, where women are made to feel unsafe. Women in India have been conditioned to silence their fears, anxieties, traumas and targeted abuse. This becomes our way of life, but not without impacting our sanity, mental health, self-worth and dignity. Let this be our wake-up call towards the unsafe online environment that women content creators - and all women - are living in today. We must put a hard stop at this. PRESS HERE! We must create an environment that shields us against abusive trolling, rape threats, and vulgar memes. We, on behalf of all women on social media, demand that the social media platforms create an environment where threatening and abusing women is not celebrated and championed by thousands of followers and a rape joke is deemed unacceptable and intolerable. We want the violators to pay a price commensurate to the havoc they create on women's lives. We need strong deterrents; we need an end to the impunity that exists against online violence and abuse against women. We, the concerned citizens, of all genders, demand a safe and equal space for women online. SIGN THE PETITION To All Harassers We Say, Enough Is Enough! Here’s What We Want: We demand a safe space for women in all public forums and social media like Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, etc. An environment where abusive trolling, rape threats, vulgar memes about us will not be tolerated. The existing provisions of the law that protect women against sexual harassment and abuse must be effectively deployed to fight online harassment and abuse. For that, we demand intermediary liability and redressal in the below-mentioned contexts : a) We ask all leading content platforms to be responsible for the hate, targeted abuse and harassment meted out through their platform and employ stringent measures to check and correct and be liable and accountable for any such activity on their platforms. We want robust fact-checking, language flags, account monitoring and a more efficient redressal system. b) The platforms cannot disclaim their responsibility for the content and must invest in employing enough resources to promptly deal with complaints and reports pertaining to the intimidation of women. c) Platforms must take steps to ensure that such a flagged person is not permitted to make new accounts or go private with their existing accounts that continue to violate any laws under the Indian Penal Code. We also need speedier responsiveness from cyber cells, meeting a requirement to respond within 24 hours to complaints regarding abusive and threatening content so that the said platform can disable them.We hereby encourage Freedom of Speech, Preventive culture and Bystander intervention so that we are no longer silent spectators of gender abuse and hate speech on the internet. This is our active citizenship right and women's safety is a social responsibility. The time is now to choose a side! We can choose the path of safety or be mere spectators to the abuse our women face online. ACT NOWLet’s come together and proudly stand for #IndiaAgainstAbuse. Petitioners:Breakthrough IndiaMaanvi GagrooNayana ChowdhuryNikhil TanejaPragya VatsSayani GuptaSave the ChildrenSohini BhattacharyaYuvaaWomen in Cinema Collective

India Against Abuse
142,085 supporters
Petitioning White House, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Tik tok

Option to Report Pedophilia on Social Media to END the Sexual Exploitation of Children

Children are openly being sexually exploited on Social Media. For Example: Instagram has done nothing to remove reported profiles. My friends and I have come across hundreds upon hundreds of profiles created and operated by pedophiles. When we report the accounts, we are almost instantly notified the account was not being removed because it "didn't go against our community guidelines." How is that so? These accounts are FULL of sexually suggestive photos of young children with an insane amount of disgusting comments from adults. Some of which we've come to learn with doing some investigating, work along-side children!  What is the point in having the report option if the accounts aren't being properly reviewed?  Our Goal: With your help we need to reach 100,000 signatures to have the White House respond to this issue. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Tik-Tok and Snapchat need to change the way they monitor reported accounts and there needs to be an option to report PEDOPHILIA, specifically. Once the account is deemed harmful to children, the IP addresses should be handed over to the FBI for further investigation. Adults who are seeking to exchange child pornography online are without a doubt physically abusing children around them. It's not enough to only report the accounts. There needs to be liability from the platform and from those who are involved in sexual exploitation. NO MORE SLAP ON THE WRISTS FOR THESE GUYS!  Our children are in danger the moment they log on social media. We constantly read enough about Pedo's receiving light sentences from judges or not jail time at all to only walk free and repeat the abuse. The number one priority right now needs to be protecting the innocence of children who are naive and not aware they could be groomed from a fake account pretending to be a child themselves. It took my friends and I less than 10 minutes to find account after account of children being exploited. If we were able to find the names of some of the individuals operating these accounts and locate their employers, there's no excuse for billion dollar companies to NOT DO MORE TO PROTECT THE WELL BEING OF OUR CHILDREN. Join myself and my friends Sara Beverly, Lottie Adele, Sarah Moore, Dean Wato, Hayley and Jade in helping to police social media and hold the platforms accountable. 

Michelle Joy Phelps
130,294 supporters
Petitioning Instagram, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Adam Mosseri, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Instagram: Remove Accounts Posting Child Pornography and Report Them to Police

     A minor between the ages of 12 and 15 has recently had explicit images of her revealed and reposted on the internet, specifically Instagram, as a result of a trending "foreigner challenge". These accounts refuse to remove the video and reporting it to Instagram headquarters does next to nothing.  This excerpt is taken from "CITIZEN'S GUIDE TO U.S. FEDERAL LAW ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY" : "Additionally, federal jurisdiction almost always applies when the Internet is used to commit a child pornography violation. Even if the child pornography image itself did not travel across state or international borders, federal law may be implicated if the materials, such as the computer used to download the image or the CD-ROM used to store the image, originated or previously traveled in interstate or foreign commerce". What these accounts are doing is a gross violation of the law under 18 U.S.C. § 2251, upon other laws. Instagram has no reason to keep these accounts up while they garner over 100 THOUSAND FOLLOWERS. Link to full Code:       Reposting and sharing sexually explicit content depicting a person under 18 is a crime and should not be excused on social media, including Instagram. This excerpt is taken from "Terms of Use" of Instagram: You can't do anything unlawful, misleading, or fraudulent or for an illegal or unauthorized purpose. You can't violate (or help or encourage others to violate) these Terms or our policies, including in particular the Instagram Community Guidelines, Instagram Platform Policy, and Music Guidelines. Learn how to report conduct or content in our Help Center. "We can refuse to provide or stop providing all or part of the Service to you (including terminating or disabling your account) immediately to protect our community or services, or if you create risk or legal exposure for us, violate these Terms of Use or our policies (including our Instagram Community Guidelines), if you repeatedly infringe other people's intellectual property rights, or where we are permitted or required to do so by law." Link to full TOS:      The post obviously violates Instagram's Terms of Use and the following accounts and any others posting the same video should have action taken on them for reposting child pornography: peteuzi, peteuziiiii, diorfentys, foreigneredits, pete.uzii, zeze.vfx, _.foreigneredits, and bugaboo.spamss       The young girl deserves to not have child pornography of her go viral across the internet. This does incredible damage to the safety and integrity of Instagram as a social media platform. Please sign this petition to have action taken (i.e termination of accounts, removal of the post, or criminal justice to be served) against each account spreading the video.      I am not offering legal advice, nor am I a lawyer in any regard. I simply want to see Instagram take responsibility and protect minors from such activity. 

Marta Perehinets
87,327 supporters
Petitioning Instagram, Facebook

Stop Instagram From Disabling Feed Post Sharing to Stories

Instagram is disabling the ability to share posts from your feed to stories as part of a test. Instagram, via a notification banner: “We hear from our community that they want to see fewer posts in Stories ... During this test, you won’t be able to add a feed post to your Story.” Disabling this feature is extremely harmful to 1) small creators, businesses, artists, organizations, and mutual aid funds & 2) the spread of vital information & resources  1) Small businesses, artists, organizations, and mutual aid funds will be greatly affected by this change. While large corporations can afford to pay for advertising through influencers or social platforms themselves, small organizations can’t afford to do this. With the implementation of the feed to story change, small businesses, artists & creators have been able to grow. One small business, @goldenhippieco said “I’m a small business owner and repost are like digital word of mouths! I need this feature to stay @goldenhippieco” on another similar petition. For artists especially, this has been a main way that they’ve received more clients and increased their audiences. Taking this feature away would only serve to benefit large corporations, while robbing smaller creators of the opportunity to succeed independently. 2) Instagram has recently seen an influx of information and resources spreading on its platform, primarily through the function of feed to story resharing. Social-change focused Instagram platforms like ours at @Impact have only been able reach millions of more people through this function. One of our posts, “Ban Anti-Homeless Architecture” received hundreds of thousands of shares and resulted in an increase of approximately 500,000 content views. Without the story sharing function, we wouldn’t be able to spread information as effectively and widely. There are hundreds of accounts like ours who all depend on this function to both grow their platforms and reach more minds. Taking this function away will destroy this ecosystem of learning, growth, and impact. Some accounts of these information-sharing accounts include: @150.reasons, @activismandstuff, @everydayracism_, @intersectionalenvironmentalist, @kimsaira, @mattxiv, @nastyfeminism, @itspaulwarren, @seedingsovereignty, @shityoushouldcareabout, @soyouwanttotalkabout, @theslowfactory, @theunplugcollective, @vibesofablackgirl, @wereleavingearly, @femalecollective, @nowsimplified, @thedailyaus, & @therecount. All of these platforms utilize this feature to spread information and enact social change. Taking this feature away would diminish the value and impact of our collective efforts. Please join us in and sign this petition to reverse Instagram’s potentially destructive update.

83,692 supporters
Petitioning Telegram, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, «ВКонтакте», «Яндекс», Google

Призыв к социальным сетям. Не будьте инструментом цензуры!

ENG Обращение к Telegram, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, «ВКонтакте», «Яндекс», Google 25 декабря Роскомнадзор заблокировал сайт ОВД-Инфо и отправил уведомления с требованием заблокировать аккаунты нашего проекта в администрации соцсетей. Эта блокировка происходит с нарушением всех процедур и якобы – за оправдание экстремизма и терроризма. Это – неприкрытый акт цензуры, от которого пострадает все российское общество: информацией ОВД-Инфо пользуются миллионы россиян, и мы каждый день помогаем им отстаивать свои базовые гражданские права, гарантированные российской Конституцией. Мы призываем администрации социальных сетей и IT платформ не быть инструментом цензуры и не блокировать аккаунты общественных организаций! Цензура как таковая – давно не новость в России. За день до блокировки сайта ОВД-Инфо Google и Facebook получили миллиардные штрафы за отказ удалять контент. Так российские власти пытаются подчинить себе IT-гигантов, которые долгое время не удаляли информацию об «Умном голосовании» и несогласованных акциях. Еще за несколько дней до этого Государственная Дума приняла закон о внесудебных блокировках информации, обосновывающей или оправдывающей экстремизм и терроризм. Из-за широких формулировок по нему можно будет без решения суда заблокировать практически что угодно. К тому же с 1 января крупнейшие IT-компании обязаны открыть офисы на территории России – это создает персональные риски уголовного преследования для их сотрудников. Мы выражаем солидарность с Google и Facebook, которые оказались под жестким давлением со стороны российского государства. Мы сочувствуем сотрудникам “Яндекса”, которые также находятся под давлением и были вынуждены удалить сайт ОВД-Инфо из поисковой выдачи. Мы все – в одной лодке, государство давит и на нас, и на вас.  Растет число СМИ, НКО и общественных движений, признанных «иностранными агентами». Организации, признанные «иноагентами», получают огромные штрафы, лишаются доноров и рекламодателей, сокращают свою работу или закрываются, а некоторые – принудительно ликвидируются. В этих условиях возрастает важность социальных сетей как независимого источника информации. ОВД-Инфо стал инициатором кампании за отмену законов об «иноагентах» и прекращение давления на независимые СМИ и НКО. Вероятно, именно за активную кампанию наш проект и сам был объявлен «иностранным агентом».  Но в случае с ОВД-Инфо действия властей – беспрецедентны: помимо объявления «иноагентами», нам приписывают и оправдание экстремистской и террористической деятельности. Нашему проекту не прислали никаких официальных уведомлений с требованиями удалить материалы, которые, по мнению прокуратуры, что-то нарушают, а заблокировали весь сайт. Теперь после блокировки сайта Роскомнадзор потребовал от российских и международных социальных сетей не просто удалить конкретные посты ОВД-Инфо, а полностью заблокировать аккаунты проекта. Мы уверены, что подобным образом будет ограничиваться доступ к информации и других гражданских инициатив. В условиях жесткой цензуры социальные сети - последний оплот свободы слова, а для нас – единственная возможность рассказывать правду о происходящих в России политических репрессиях и распространять наши правовые инструкции. Блокировка наших аккаунтов нанесет серьезный удар по российскому гражданскому обществу и приведет к непоправимым последствиям. В рунете будет создан новый прецедент и механизм цензуры. Информация – насущная потребность общества. Без свободного доступа к ней не может развиваться экономика, наука, культура и собственно само государство и гражданские институты. Цензура, которая запрещена российским и международным правом, в конечном итоге угрожает благополучию и безопасности каждого человека. Гражданское общество неотделимо от свободы слова, а цензура не минуемо приводит к процветанию коррупции, пропаганды и государственного насилия. Не будьте инструментом цензуры и защитите свободу слова! Социальные сети ОВД-Инфо:Telegram: Live:ВК:

Проект ОВД-Инфо
71,215 supporters