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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 _
468,933 supporters
Petitioning Google, Inc, Google, Facebook, Amazon.com, Apple

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
430,829 supporters
Petitioning Google Inc.

GOOGLE: Put Palestine On Your Maps!

Palestine does not appear on Google maps. Why not? Israel, established on Palestinian land, is clearly designated. But there is no mention of  Palestine. According to Google, Palestine does not exist. The omission of Palestine is a grievous insult to the people of Palestine and undermines the efforts of the millions of people who are involved in the campaign to secure Palestinian independence and freedom from Israeli occupation and oppression. This is an important issue, as Google Maps are now regarded as definitive by people around the world, including journalists, students and others carrying out research into the Israel-Palestine situation. Whether intentionally or otherwise, Google is making itself complicit in the Israeli government's ethnic cleansing of Palestine. Please join us in calling on Google to recognize Palestine in Google Maps, and to clearly designate and identify the Palestinian territories illegally occupied by Israel. Please remember to share this petition with your social media contacts. Thank you. Zak Martin Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1694829384126063/      

Google: Put Palestine On Your Maps!
389,085 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
201,363 supporters
Petitioning Google , Inc, Google, Inc

Petición para cerrar canal de Reset(maltratador animal)

No me parece normal que un "YouTuber"  en esta plataforma como es YouTube y con las normas que tiene le permitan cosas como electrocutar a sus gatos o lanzarles caca o huevos a la cabeza o quitarles el mantel...Maltratarlos en general y que luego encima lo suba y a la gente le guste y pida más. Me parece acojonante. No lo entiendo, escapa a mi comprensión. Necesitamos gente que puede averiguar quien es el, o si alguien lo conoce porfavor denuncienlo para que les saque a sus gatos.(copiado del video de Dalas) Aca un video para que entiendan mejor: https://youtu.be/GkDQwEnQvaw No es posible que Youtube borre cualquier pavada y no borre esto!! Muchos menores miran videos en esta plataforma y se pueden dejar influenciar por este tonto!! -_- lo peor que hay videos peores que estoy pero no los borran ._. 

Paula Lopez
114,130 supporters
Petitioning Google , Inc, Google, Inc

Petición para cerrar canal de Reset(maltratador animal)

No me parece normal que un "YouTuber"  en esta plataforma como es YouTube y con las normas que tiene le permitan cosas como electrocutar a sus gatos o lanzarles caca o huevos a la cabeza o quitarles el mantel...Maltratarlos en general y que luego encima lo suba y a la gente le guste y pida más. Me parece acojonante. No lo entiendo, escapa a mi comprensión. Necesitamos gente que puede averiguar quien es el, o si alguien lo conoce porfavor denuncienlo para que les saque a sus gatos.(copiado del video de Dalas) Aca un video para que entiendan mejor: https://youtu.be/GkDQwEnQvaw No es posible que Youtube borre cualquier pavada y no borre esto!! Muchos menores miran videos en esta plataforma y se pueden dejar influenciar por este tonto!! -_- lo peor que hay videos peores que estoy pero no los borran ._. 

Paula Lopez
114,130 supporters
Closed
Petitioning Google, Inc

YouTube: Remove Wrestling from "Offensive Content" List!

THE DISCLAIMERS I'm both a huge wrestling fan and an indy booker. I love wrestling. There, we're covered. EDIT: Should anyone find any factual inaccuracies in the petition, in either the story told or my reasoning, don't hesitate to contact me at heelbook@gmail.com. THE SETUP On March 2017, YouTube underwent changes to its algorithm. You know, the piece of code that decides how content is organized, which videos appear on searches first and - most importantly here - what content is fit for advertisers. This came on the heels of a potentially big advertisers' boycott of YouTube, as many learned their ads were running in videos that contained and featured several forms of hate speech, among other inappropriate content. For the record, there's nothing wrong with that. Hate speech deserves nothing but 100 times the reception John Cena got at the Hammerstein Ballroom at One Night Stand. THE PROBLEM YouTube's algorithm (which is still being worked on) seems to broadly consider pro wrestling inappropriate content.  While I don't particularly enjoy watching Stephanie McMahon slap and emasculate wrestlers, I wouldn't call it inappropriate content. And I certainly wouldn't put it on the same level as racially or politically-motivated hate speech. If pro wrestling were that inappropriate, it wouldn't run on platforms like the USA Network. The changes made by YouTube are, I believe, exaggerated. THE CONSEQUENCES The pro: YouTube avoids an advertiser exodus. The con: YouTubers, Internet businesses and even big companies that work on topics like video gaming, social issues and our near and dear pro wrestling, are losing the revenue previously channeled to them by YouTube's advertisers.Why? Because the advertisers don't want their ad money on "inappropriate content". Several wrestling promotions have openly stated this course of action by YouTube had a very real impact on their ability to do business. At the top of the list, is WhatCulture and its WCPW brand, which made clear it was cancelling its WCPW Loaded tapings - which are broadcast via YouTube - and attributed the cancellation to YouTube's changes. The changes not only make it virtually impossible for them to receive money from ads on their videos, but also make it harder for them to be found by users - YouTube has also launched a "Restricted Mode" feature, designed to "protect" users from inappropriate content. According to Cageside Seats, other indy companies, like AIW and Beyond Wrestling, have also pointed out problems and difficulties arising from these changes. THE BOTTOM LINE While I certainly wouldn't want my own money for video ads to be used in the middle of videos promoting racism, I fail to see how an ad before/during a bad ass promo segment or a potential match-of-the-year performance doesn't provide a viable and engaging platform for advertising. (See amount of commercials that run during WWE Raw on the USA Network.) WCPW recently uploaded a totally free Rey Mysterio/Alberto El Patron match, which drew over 1 million viewers. But only $43 in ad revenue. For the entertainment level they are providing, WhatCulture Pro Wrestling and many other hard-working promotions deserve a return becoming of the content they put out - and the views it has the ability to generate. MY WISH AND MY PETITION I think it's only a matter of time until YouTube realizes pro wrestling is NOT inappropriate content. Their changes are, after all, a work in progress. But why wait? Why wait when wrestling promotions are feeling the crunch RIGHT NOW? Why don't we just take the question to YouTube. RIGHT NOW. SIGN MY PETITION And let's get wrestling promotions some money for their hard-earned work inside and outside the ring.Thank you.

Heelbook
64,675 supporters
Victory
Petitioning Google, Inc, YouTube

Google: Take down instructional videos for illegal automatic gun modifications!

It only took fifteen minutes for the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history to occur. One man was able to injure or kill 574 people from a Las Vegas hotel window. The Clark County Sheriff has confirmed that two of the weapons used in the massacre “appeared to have been mechanically converted to full automatic fire.”Despite automatic weapons being illegal, people can turn to places like YouTube to learn how to turn their weapons into killing machines. A quick search for “diy automatic rifle” on Youtube returns 1.8 million video results! These videos provide advice and step-by-step guides for private citizens who want to make illegal modifications to otherwise legally-available semi-automatic firearms.YouTube shouldn’t be allowing videos that teach people how to turn their weapons into deadly, illegal machine guns. YouTube must remove and ban these videos now.I believe the ease with which anyone can turn to a website like Youtube to find tips and detailed instructional guides to make deadly weapons even more lethal presents a clear and present danger to society.Platforms like Youtube should be part of the solution to gun violence – not an enabler of deadly behavior. They must take action now. Enough is enough.If you agree with me, please sign and share this petition calling on Youtube to take down millions of videos showing gun owners how to illegally modify their semi-automatic weapons into fully automatic killing machines today.

ANDREW SWETLAND
62,778 supporters
Petitioning United Nations, PMO India, BBC, CNN, Google, Inc, Facebook, GlobalGiving , CMO Kerala, Médecins sans Frontieres (MSF), International Red Cross

We need International attention and help towards Kerala Floods 2018

The Indian State of ‘Kerala’ has been facing the worst floods it has ever seen. At least 370 people are said to have lost their lives so far. The situation was never seen in Kerala in anyone's memory. At least 10000 people are stranded in areas badly hit by flood awaiting rescue, including infants, senior citizens, pregnant women, tired and hungry and in the face of grave danger. All of them could not be rescued, some lost their lives awaiting help.. without food, water etc for over 4 days. At least 300000 people are in relief camps. At least 1000000 people are displaced. Hospitals are under water. Dead were seen floating around. Relief workers and volunteers are struggling to get food, clean water and medical aid to those in relief camps. Fuel is out of stock in many places. It should be noted that the most courageous rescue attempts are carried out by the locals, fishermen and volunteers out of desperation, as the Government rescuers seem outnumbered and unable not reach many areas on time. The state of Kerala is looking at a loss of over 2.8 billion USD Please don’t get me wrong, perhaps the government officials have been doing everything they could, but apparently they seem to be outnumbered and overwhelmed. Locals and fishermen are seen conducting rescue operations themselves with whatever little they have. News channels like Asianet are actively helping too. Everyone is doing more with less..!! BUT, THIS DISASTER IS NOT YET GETTING THE ATTENTION IT DESERVES. THOUSANDS INCLUDING INFANTS, SENIOR CITIZENS, PREGNANT WOMEN ARE STRANDED IN THE FACE OF DANGER FOR DAYS WITHOUT FOOD, WATER OR MEDICINES, IN PLACES WHERE RESCUE SERVICES ARE UNABLE TO REACH. THIS QUALIFIES AS A NATIONAL DISASTER, INVITING ATTENTION AND HELP FROM ORGANISATIONS ACROSS THE WORLD. WE HAVE A NEW DIRECTION SINCE 18th AUG 2018, after seeing feedback from a similar petition: https://chn.ge/2L4h5nP UN had responded to the other petition saying India is quite capable of handling such a calamity, and they could act only based on a request by our governments, and our governments have not made such a request so far. Our plea is now to the Honourable Chief Minister of Kerala and the Honourable Prime Minister of India, whoever should take a first step to: DECLARE THIS AS A NATIONAL DISASTER..! I read some arguments against this saying, to declare something as national disaster means to accept that the rescue and relief efforts by the state government has failed or are insufficient. I don’t want to make this political. I know nothing can break the Kerala spirit and we are doing the best we can, but do you think this was a grand success? Most of us cannot wrap our heads around the fact that thousands were trapped on roof-tops for 3 or 4 days sending distress signals, and they were promised airlift several hours later, first light of day etc. Infants, people with special needs, the elderly.. every hour is critical for them. They could just perish waiting for help. And perish they did. Not thousands sure, but hundreds. Chengannur was worse, many people were rescued by local volunteers, and not by government rescue services, the people who survived, said they did not even see a policeman come to their aid, no food packets, not water.. It is said that they were in isolated regions very very hard for the rescue services to reach. But food packets at least? Not to blame anyone, just to point out that the rescue operations did fall short in many places. So I still think this qualifies as a “National Disaster”. MAKE DECISION IMMEDIATELY TO ASK FOR MORE HELP, EVEN REQUEST INTERNATIONAL RESCUE AND RELIEF WORKERS TO JOIN US, WHEN THEY NOTICE THAT RESCUE AND RELIEF IS NOT PROGRESSING AS EXPECTED, WHICH IS THE CASE SO FAR. It is said that by Sunday, all rescue operations would be finished. But lakhs of people are displaced from their homes and in relief camps, THINGS ARE LOOKING VERY BAD in most relief camps. Some may argue it is ok, but don't you think our people deserve better? This is just the beginning, there would be more problems with diseases, hygiene, rebuilding the state and so on. Once again, local volunteers, school students etc are doing an exceptional job in relief work, but we think the Central Government should join them and help extensively, keeping all political differences aside. Please learn from the rescue operations, not to lose time in making key decisions, when something does not seem to work. I think declaring Kerala Floods as a "National Disaster" is needed also during this phase, so it attracts more global attention. I know that our rescue officials and locals and fishermen have been working tirelessly, and they have saved thousands of lives already, but we can no longer just rely on just one form of help. Although the Government Rescue Services have saved thousands of lives, hundreds also lost their loves because rescue was clearly falling short in many places. We should not lose time. People are still stuck in many places battling with lives. And then situation is very bad in most relief camps across Kerala. Then the state has to bounce back from it's severely damaged economy. This problem is far from over. We need more Global attention and more news coverage so that the Government of India escalates this matter to a "NATIONAL DISASTER" category and requests International Aid whenever they see that our efforts are falling short. This Facebook Page has all the details you need to make contributions for the cause: https://www.facebook.com/keralafloods2018/  

Arun Bhaskaran Nair
59,291 supporters
Victory
Petitioning Google, Inc

Retire do ar os vídeos do criminoso Gustavo Guerra! Ele defende o racismo e a violência contra mulheres! #NazistaNão

Sou jornalista e soube de um simpatizante do nazismo chamado Gustavo Guerra que está usando a internet para incentivar crimes como a violência contra mulheres e o racismo. Ele criou páginas no Facebook com o nome "Eu Não Mereço Mulher Preta" e gravou vídeos a favor do estupro e da violência. O Facebook apagou as páginas, mas o canal de YouTube continua no ar. O nazista não esconde ser a favor do estupro e de sua legalização, o que é criminoso. Gustavo Guerra está na mira da Polícia Federal, mas seus vídeos horríveis ainda estão online. Por isso, exijo que o YouTube retire do ar o canal de vídeos que faz apologia ao crime. Entre outras aberrações, o rapaz assume defender o racismo e diz que negros são criminosos. Por favor assine! Divulgue a petição contra este criminoso no seu Facebook. Como mulher e como jornalista, não posso aceitar que o YouTube se cale diante disso. São 30 vídeos no canal dele que podem ser vistos até por crianças, pois não há nenhum controle de conteúdo. Não podemos permitir que continuem no ar vídeos que defendem violência contra mulheres, racismo e outros abusos! Dissemine a petição para seus amigos!

Isadora Souza
58,190 supporters