Bianca’s Law - Stop the spread of violent and graphic images on the internet!

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On July 14, 2019, our angel, Bianca was violently  taken from us at the age of 17. The murderer posted extremely graphic and disturbing photos of Bianca’s lifeless body on social media. The photos were uploaded and shared to several social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, YouTube and Discord.  The images remained highly visible on Instagram and Facebook for over a week. Almost a year later, the images are still being shared on social media. Bianca’s family has received numerous direct messages of the pictures on Instagram and Facebook. Further, when users reported the images for violating community guidelines/standards, many users received a response that the images did not violate community guidelines/standards or that the images would remain up with a sensitive content cover. 

There are no words to adequately describe the pain, anger and feeling of loss our family is feeling after losing Bianca. To then have our daughter’s death exploited and mocked on social media is a trauma no family should have to endure.  Several of Bianca’s friends found out about her death from seeing the photos.  This exploitation and harassment on the internet cannot continue. 

Social media and other internet companies must be held responsible for the content that is allowed on their platforms. We must demand that social media companies put in place software to detect violent and graphic images and block them before they are uploaded and shared.  As a last line of defense, companies must have an adequate number of trained content moderators to ensure community compliance.   

Please sign this petition to show lawmakers that we will not tolerate the spread of violent and graphic images on the internet!  We need laws enacted to force companies to protect citizens from the trauma and harassment that Bianca’s family and friends have endured for the past year