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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
226,661 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
133,785 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
125,066 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: https://www.justice.gov/criminal-ceos/citizens-guide-us-federal-law-child-pornography       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: https://help.instagram.com/581066165581870      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
86,097 supporters
Petitioning Polizia Postale, Instagram, Facebook, YouTubeItalia

Chiusura del profilo Instagram e rimozione del video di "Angela da Mondello "

Alla luce dei 40mila nuovi casi giornalieri di Covid-19, "Angela da Mondello", come è stata ribattezzata la casalinga siciliana che aveva lanciato involontariamente il tormentone alle telecamere di “Non è la d’Urso”, non arretra di un centimetro. Dopo essere diventata un’influencer con più di 170mila followers e aver sponsorizzato dei beveroni dimagranti come le vere “imprenditrici digitali”, ora Angela si lancia nel mercato discografico. Un vero insulto per tutti coloro che ogni giorno studiano con devozione, investono soldi per realizzare il proprio traguardo e avere la giusta considerazione nel mondo artistico  o il proprio spazio nel mercato musicale. In un periodo storico dove il nostro settore ( come tanti altri ) , è stato fortemente colpito, lasciando a casa migliaia di lavoratori del settore dello   spettacolo e ARTISTI. Vedere tutto questo è un grande insulto e offesa ai tantissimi emergenti, studenti e professionisti.  Nel video, Angela Chianello indossa un abito di pailettes dorate, balla sulla spiaggia e canta "Non ce n'è, non ce n'è, non c'è niente". E ancora "buongiorno da Mondello". Ad accompagnarla un gruppo di giovani, tutti vicini e senza mascherina. Con questo si chiede la chiusura immediata del suo account Instagram , Facebook ( @angelachianello_real ) , la rimozione o il blocco su qualsiasi piattaforma digitale del videoclip così impedendo una possibile entrata economica in base  alle visualizzazioni sul canale YouTube di Vucciria Music Records in un periodo storico dove migliaia di famiglie non hanno nemmeno i soldi per campare o  un posto di lavoro  . È inconcepibile che la signora in questione abbia trovato l'America grazie a una frase totalmente sgrammaticata, offensiva, e  negazionista e possa firmare contratti con agenzie, ulteriori ospitate televisive e nuovi progetti futuri.  Si ringrazia  l'Artista e immenso  cantautore   Ermal Meta per aver  speso delle parole sincere e dirette : “Povera musica, che finisce in bocca a chi diventa appena famoso per ragioni che con la musica non c’entrano niente” Ci  rivolgiamo a tutte le trasmissioni, polizia postale, YouTube Italia di bloccare lo streaming,   blog  o testate giornalistiche  di non dare ulteriore visibilità alla signora in questione  nel rispetto di tutte le vittime di COVID-19  e la situazione attuale che tutto il mondo sta vivendo.   Direttore Artistico,  Alessandro Andolfato       #stopmakingstupidpeoplefamous   

Alessandro Andolfato
56,753 supporters
Petitioning Facebook, Facebook Authority, General public, Depratment of Electronics and Information Technology

Ban " Tag a friend" MEMES with real people in them

“Tag a Friend” Memes Needs To Be Stopped We all have been seeing this ' tag your friends’, ‘tell them I am looking for them’ memes popping up in our feed a couple of times daily. I groan at the amount of them clogging my news feed and ‘I DON’T FIND THEM FUNNY’. People in these photos are real people with real feelings which we are so casually ignoring for so long. Some sad person found their photos online and thought, ‘ hey!these are meme worthy’, let’s use them and posted them online for some fun, likes, and traffic. They exploited someone's struggles for a post, we cast our wisdom aside and aggressively started tagging our friends. Is this generation really that heartless and desperate for a like?Let me ask you a simple question. You found those memes hilarious but do you really think that the world revolves around you? Are you the only one with feelings and emotions? How did we forget that these are real people with real lives, they have social media account too and was it a crime for them to post their own pictures on their own account which we used for our own fun. Aren’t we being too cruel on them? Is it ok to use humans for entertainment? I mean seriously what is funny in those memes? Why is it funny at all? Just because he or she doesn’t conform to your idea of beauty, you know nothing about their struggles and you feel you have earned the right to mock them? Let me remind you if you have forgotten, it is never harmless fun to laugh at someone. Nothing about those memes is funny or cute, they are real people you all have been making fun of. A few days back I saw a young girl getting married to an old man and the whole video went viral for fun. Have we become a generation of insensitive people where instead of condemning these practice and forgetting that they are really happening in some parts of the world we are instead mocking them having fun at their expense.If it affected me so bad seeing them being the laughing stock how worse it would have been for them, I can’t even imagine.You think that isn’t it some harmless fun activity? Then why so much debate on this. But you are forgetting that your seemingly harmless activity is affecting someone and it shows nothing but our lack of respect and maturity. You don’t realize but it is nothing but cyber bullying you all are falling prey of. You don’t realize but you are turning yourself into a bully by mocking someone, I think we all know cyber bullying is a bad thing but I cringe seeing grown ups being a part of it. Next time think before posting them that what if I knew and loved this person would I still post this and tag my friends? Slow down and think. A little consideration can make all the difference.Making fun of someone is not ok. Humiliating someone is not fun. Please do think before posting next time because you never know who you might be hurting. To all those who spared no thought when you tagged someone in those posts, I am not judging you but kindly understand the gravity of it and prevent it going further. We are in the age where self-love needs to be promoted not hate. We deserve more kindness and we should act with more kindness. Let’s uplift others, inspire others, give them love and kindness because that is more worthwhile than few seconds of your fun. Don’t let superficiality win over kindness.Have a heart guys, use your voice to spread love not hate. I find it sickening that Facebook would refuse to remove these pages. Please sign my petition now to tell Facebook to immediately remove this hate speech from these pages. Please everybody sign this petition for the sake of those who are being the victim of it and are getting bullied by these insensitive  FB pages. It's my kind request to each one of you.    

Kanika Agarwal
53,316 supporters