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Death Threats on Twitter

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Please use all means necessary as Governor of the State of California to regulate Twitter to intercept and report criminal death threats on its platform.

Twitter is a for-profit corporation with headquarters located in San Francisco, CA.

California Penal Code Section 422, cited below, states that death threats are criminal activity.

Twitter continues to neglect death threats on its platform from domestic persons and foreign adversaries.  This negligence puts users' lives at risk and causes extreme emotional trauma.

Death threats on Twitter were used by Russia as part of its cyber warfare campaign to influence the 2016 election of the President of the United States, as reported on Jan 6, 2017 by Federal Intelligence Officials. 

Please use all available means to ensure that death threats are intercepted on Twitter and reported to law enforcement and, if appropriate, Federal agencies.  Freedom of speech and freedom of the press have been undermined to the point of risking democracy. Future leaders may be swayed from running for office due to death threats.

Please investigate the quantity of death threats made against Hillary Rodham Clinton and her supporters versus Donald Trump and his supporters.

Twitter has had ample time to implement procedures and technology to moderate death threats.  Twitter is profiting from this criminal activity.  Democracy in the United States has been and continues to be undermined by Twitter's negligence.

Link to:  California Penal Code 422

 



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