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Petitioning Apple, Google, Malcolm Turnbull, Julie Inman Grant, Google, Inc, Snapchat Inc., Sarahah

Ban apps like Sarahah where my daughter was told to “KILL HERSELF”

I have been scared, broken and sick to my stomach ever since I read messages about my 13-year-old daughter including, “I hope SHE KILLS HERSELF. Seriously nobody will care”. No one, especially our youth, should have to read messages like this about them. These messages were sent through an app called Sarahah, which can be downloaded for free on both the App Store and on Google Play. Sarahah is an app where people can make anonymous accounts and send anonymous messages to and about others. Because of the anonymous nature of the app, Sarahah has become what users describe as “an app breeding suicides” and “a breeding ground for hate”. My daughter and I have been shattered by this app, and tragically another teenager, in the UK, was found hanged early in 2017 after allegedly being bullied on a similar app called Sayat.Me, which was shut down in May. Both the App Store and Google Play have policies against apps that facilitate bullying, harassment or self harm. Why then is Sarahah still available on these platforms? No parent can stomach this abuse of their children and I cannot even imagine losing my beautiful, sweet girl to suicide. This is why we need to protect our children. I read an article on ‘Dolly’, a 14 year old, who after so much bullying, took her life just after the New Year. Dolly felt that her only way out was suicide. I do not want my daughter or any other to become the next Dolly. App Store and Google Play - help us protect our most vulnerable and ban bullying apps like Sarahah now. #speakevenifyourvoiceshakes #doitfordolly  

Katrina _
467,401 supporters
Petitioning Google, Inc

Call on Google, Amazon, Apple & Facebook to save Net Neutrality!

On December 14th, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is expected to take up a proposal to repeal Net Neutrality. The plan the repeal Net Neutrality is expected to be successful.                      As such, we'd like to extend this opportunity to                Google, Amazon, Apple & Facebook to do something great...Save The Internet!   As the information and business backbone of our society, this decision would be nothing short of horrendous - imagine what your cable company will do when they can treat the internet like cable.    This attack on the free and open internet, one that has allowed the US to lead global information and tech innovation,  will suffocate US innovation and seriously damage the economy.    Therefore we humbly call on Google, Amazon, Apple & Facebook to pull all their services - Gmail, Google Drive, Google Maps, GSuite, Google Docs, Google Drive, Google Calendar, Google AdWords, Google Analytics, etc.; Amazon, Zappos, Amazon Web Services, Audible; iTunes, iDrive, Apple Music, etc.; Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, etc from any ISP that takes advantage of any rule weakening or destroying Net Neutrality.   We also call on Google, Amazon, Apple & Facebook to vigorously oppose any government to allow ISPs to block, slow, or otherwise discriminate against certain content or applications.                              Imagine a world where we're still all using AOL on dial-up.   Changes to the new rules include any changes to network access or speed, either to the benefit of those who can pay more to have their content move faster than others through the network of an ISP, or to the detriment of those who do not, in effect forcing ISPs to treat themselves as "common carriers".                                                    _______ If Net Neutrality is not upheld, internet service providers (ISPs), generally your cable company, will be able to decide which websites you can see, prevent you from accessing any website they see fit, charge you extra for access to certain pages or services (think $5/mo for Facebook!), and destroy new innovations. Additional materials "See what no net neutrality looks like": www.qz.com/why-is-net- neutrality-important-look-to- portugal-and-spain-to- understand/ "FCC plan would give Internet providers power to choose the sites customers see and use": https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/11/21/the-fcc-has-unveiled-its-plan-to-rollback-its-net-neutrality-rules/?utm_term=.709e09581684 "Net Neutrality, The Smart People's Guide": https://www. techrepublic.com/article/net- neutrality-the-smart-persons- guide/ ISP Lobbyist Talking Points:    https://www.documentcloud. org/documents/3728775-GOP- Member-Toolkit-FCC-Open- Internet-Order-5-2017.html

Walter Kawecki
430,655 supporters
Victory
Petitioning Google, Inc

Set the doodle on April 24 | Փոխե’ք Google Doodle-ը ապրիլի 24-ին

A Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the logo on Google's homepage. The Armenian Genocide was the Ottoman government’s systematic extermination of its minority Armenian subjects from their historic homeland within the territory constituting the present-day Republic of Turkey. The starting date is conventionally held to be 24 April 1915, the day Ottoman authorities rounded up and arrested hundreds of Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Constantinople. The total number of people killed as a result has been estimated at between 1 and 1.5 million. This is why we have the responsibility of spreading awareness about the genocide, and why Google should get involved for all humanity.  --- Google Doodle-ը Google կայքի լոգոտիպի ժամանակավոր այլընտրանքային տարբերակն է: Ապրիլի 24-ը Հայոց Ցեղասպանության զոհերի հիշատակի օրն է: Հայոց Ցեղասպանությունը Օսմանյան կառավարության ծրագրած` իրենց բնօրրանում և կայսրության տարածքում բնակվող հայերի զանգվածային տեղահանումն ու բնաջնջումն էր: 1915 թվականի ապրիլի 24-ին Օսմանյան իշխանությունները Կոստանդնուպոլսում(Ստամբուլ) հավաքեցին և ձերբակալեցին հարյուրավոր հայ մտավորականների և առաջնորդների, այնուհետև` սպանեցին նրանց: Մարդկանց թիվը, ովքեր սպանվել են Ցեղասպանության հետևանքով շուրջ 1,5 միլիոն է: Սա է պատճառը, որ մենք պատասխանատվություն ենք կրում Ցեղասպանության մասին մարդկությանը իրազեկելու համար: Google-ը պետք է մասնակից դառնա այս գործին` հանուն  ողջ մարդկության:

Vanand Mkrtchyan
200,358 supporters
Petitioning YouTube, Google, Inc, Susan Wojcicki

Reconsider the new rules regarding children/family videos on YouTube

After failing to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protect Act (COPPA), Youtube was made to pay a 170 million dollar fine; the largest COPPA fine in history. Due to these privacy violations, the company announced new rules and regulations regarding children's entertainment on their platform on September 4th, 2019.  What does this mean? In the coming months, creators will be required to say if the content they create is made for kids. This will in turn, limit several features on the platform that was originally accessible by everyone. This includes no longer having personalized ads, no matter if an adult is watching the video or not. Personalized ads and monetization allow for many toy and family YouTubers to make it a full time job. Removing this feature will effectively leave many creators without a job.  Other changes that will be implemented will lead to decreased creator/community interaction. Comments will not be allowed on videos along with likes/dislikes, the community tab, and live streaming.  Creators should not be punished for Youtube's inability to comply with COPPA. If these changes go into affect, many online toy and gaming communities that thrived on Youtube including My Little Pony, Littlest Pet Shop, Disney, and Roblox will no longer be able to exist.  Youtube, please consider revising these changes. They will have several unintentional consequences that will effect lives and communities of many who have used your platform for years. 

Madeline (OkamiGirl64)
147,127 supporters