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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
226,652 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
141,904 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
129,488 supporters
Petitioning Unicode Consortium, Apple Inc., The Samsung Group, Google LLC, Twitter

Let's add a Belarusian national flag emoji

Be  Ru Dear Unicode Consortium, for more than half a year the people of Belarus have been fighting for their freedom and democracy. 33,000 citizens of Belarus were detained and arrested. Hundreds of people are behind bars, 220 of them have already been recognized as political prisoners. Several patriots were killed by the Lukashenka regime, some went missing. Only through unprecedented repression, which Europe has not seen since the end of World War II, the regime managed to hold out. Now Lukashenka is tightening all possible laws to prohibit people from expressing their discontent. Anyone who can challenge the regime is subjected to repression: free press, cultural figures, publishers. One of the worst bans is the ban on the Belarusian national symbol: the white-red-white flag. Under this flag in 1918 our country gained independence for the first time. In 1991, this flag, as a symbol of our people's striving for independence, again became the state flag. As soon as Lukashenko came to power, he returned the old flag of the BSSR, which was imposed on our country by the USSR. Belarus has become a country with different state and national flags. The persecution of supporters of the national flag began. It was forbidden to hang it in public places, to take it with you to the stadiums. With the beginning of the protests against the dictatorship, the national flag became a symbol of the struggle of the people of Belarus for their rights. Under this flag, such heroes of the new Belarus as Alexander Taraikovsky and Roman Bondarenko were killed. Lukashenka's regime has begun a new round of struggle against the national symbol of Belarus. Even for a flag hung out at home, you can go to jail. In turn, the authorities diligently hang the state flag on prisons and paddy wagons. Now a new round of hysteria has come: Lukashenka wants to make this symbol extremist. This means that for its use will face criminal prosecution. We ask the Unicode Consortium to support the people of Belarus in their struggle for their rights and add the national Belarusian flag to the Unicode encoding table. It is now important for Belarusians to understand that they are not alone in the fight against the dictatorship! Long live Belarus!

Viačasłaŭ Michajłaŭ
49,414 supporters