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Petitioning Managing partner, Tiger Global Management Charles “Chase” Coleman and 10 others
This petition will be delivered to:
Managing partner, Tiger Global Management
Charles “Chase” Coleman
Managing Director, Elevation Partners
Roger McNamee
Co-founder, Asana
Dustin Moskovitz
Managing Partner, Founders Fund; Co-founder, Airtime
Sean Parker
Managing Partner, DST Global
Yuri Milner
COO, Facebook
David Ebersman
Chief Executive Officer, Zynga
Mark Pincus
President, Accel Management Company; Partner, Accel Partners
Jim Breyer
CEO, Facebook
Mark Zuckerberg
Australian CEO, Facebook
Liam Walsh
Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley

Keep Facebook Family Friendly: Stop Allowing Sex Ads & Pornographic Content

Social media outlet Facebook promotes itself as a family friendly environment. The minimum age requirement for an account is 13, and there is a multitude of minors as accountholders. Unfortunately, despite their advertisement, there is an alarming incidence of blatant and very easy to find contradictions to this standard.

Section 3.7 of Facebook’s policy says, "You will not post content that: is hate speech, threatening, or pornographic; incites violence; or contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence."

Section 3.10 says, "You will not use Facebook to do anything unlawful, misleading, malicious, or discriminatory."

However, Facebook continuously hosts several pages promoting pornographic imagery, nudity, the sale of women’s bodies for sex, and derogatory language towards women, all of which clearly violate Section 3.7, as well as Section 3.10 in its maliciousness. (See below for examples.)

If that isn’t enough, some of these pages are even sponsored by Facebook as they show up in the advertisement section on the right hand side of unwilling users’ home pages (e.g., ‘The Stepford Wives’ escort service), as well as any one of them being very easy to come across unwillingly through certain keyword search results, and being accessible to minors at any time.

And to top it all off, Facebook also hosts pages such as ‘Jail Bait’ and ‘Smash or Pass’ that clearly promote illicit sexual behaviour revolving around and directly engaging minors, and child pornography which takes the unacceptability of this issue to an entirely new level with the abhorrent, unlawful promotion and encouragement of minors engaging in derogatory sexual acts and child pornography. In the very least, this clearly violates Section 3.10 in its malicious nature towards minors because of the emphasis on illicit and derogatory nature revolving around sexual behavior among and towards minors.

Unfortunately, in replies to various accountholders reporting these pages with illicit content, Facebook has stated that these pages do not violate their policies (most recently during the week of the 6th of August 2012, the week of the formation of this petition).

Facebook is arguably the premiere social networking outlet in the world, and in having become a societal leader, its leaders find themselves in a completely different arena than their beginnings. So its leaders must understand the importance of lacking integrity towards their policies, as well as the harmful effect of their image as a self-promoted family friendly environment. They have to take into account the whole of society and their social responsibilities, recognizing their impact beyond their platform's direct environment, and refusing to cater to the interests of a minority of people seeking sexist and pornographic pleasure. There are already too many other factors that are already reinforcing and feeding the pornification of our society, as well as the sex trafficking industry and child exploitation through the internet.

So we are petitioning Facebook and its key shareholders: they must act now to bring this accountability to the department of their company that controls what is approved and disapproved content on their site. We believe that Facebook knows the importance of keeping a reputation of integrity and decency for its mass spectrum of users, which will carry it far more for years to come than allowing explicit and degrading content. And we expect nothing less than this integrity, decency and regard for all from such a prominent public establishment in our society. So we need Facebook to own up to the standards of its policies and live up to the integrity of a highly respected worldwide entity, so it can live out the longevity of a trusted, outstanding corporation well beyond the generation of its founding leaders.

We are now partnering with pornharms.com and will combine both petitions and signatures to reach facebook and key shareholders together:

http://pornharms.com/mim/facebook/

Important documentary exposing this atrocity:

http://www.fox23.com/news/local/story/Child-Porn-On-Facebook/dIdotUGhyUK1_eSCktXMYA.cspx

Examples of unacceptable pages, all of which have been reported to Facebook by multiple users, yet still remain (here only for the purpose of evidence, not viewing, as these pages have very graphic content):

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/The-Stepford-Wives/323845194364125 - pornographic including nudity and women for sale

http://www.facebook.com/RoyalGallis - pornographic full nudity with derogatory language about women

http://www.facebook.com/Lets.Expose.Hoes - pornographic with derogatory language about women, and clearly discloses an email address (THESMUTTS2@AIM.COM) for followers to keep track of their new pages, as they frequently “close and start new pages before they get busted” (in their words)

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Young-Pretty-Girls/127641297325914#!/SXY.GIRLZ - pornographic full nudity

http://www.facebook.com/DailyBabes - pornographic partial nudity

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Selfies/267763699995154#!/pages/Naked-Selfies/336580676432822 - pornographic including nudity with derogatory language about women – frequently close and start new pages via instagram messages

https://www.facebook.com/bbbusfwthuit - pornographic including nudity with derogatory language about women

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jailbait-lovers/128278447239473 - explicit underage partial nudity with derogatory language about girls

http://www.facebook.com/pages/JAIL-BAIT/113591498657982 - explicit underage partial nudity with derogatory language about girls

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Young-Pretty-Girls/127641297325914#!/pages/Smash-Or-PASS-Teens-Only/149983261738468 - degrading underage with derogatory language about women and girls

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pedobear-Detected/207115835988356 - advocating paedophilia


Letter to
Managing partner, Tiger Global Management Charles “Chase” Coleman
Managing Director, Elevation Partners Roger McNamee
Co-founder, Asana Dustin Moskovitz
and 8 others
Managing Partner, Founders Fund; Co-founder, Airtime Sean Parker
Managing Partner, DST Global Yuri Milner
COO, Facebook David Ebersman
Chief Executive Officer, Zynga Mark Pincus
President, Accel Management Company; Partner, Accel Partners Jim Breyer
CEO, Facebook Mark Zuckerberg
Australian CEO, Facebook Liam Walsh
Morgan Stanley Morgan Stanley
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Facebook Leadership & Shareholders.

I've just signed the following petition addressed to Facebook and key shareholders, Keep Facebook Family Friendly: Stop Allowing Sex Ads & Pornographic Content.

I am very disappointed in Facebook's current lack of integrity in the upholding of their policies and standards. It is shameful the content that has been allowed to stand on its site, despite a number of these pages being reported as violating one or more specific areas of its policies.

These pages, and others like them, must be barred from Facebook, for the sake of our community of minors and adults in Facebook, but also for the sake of the integrity of Facebook as being an entity that stands by its policies as well as its family safe values, and the community of accountholders that depend upon them to do so.

Take this into quick consideration and action, communicating with the people that regulate this area of Facebook site management. We trust that you will act swiftly and efficiently, taking very seriously this responsibility.

Petition language:

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Social media outlet Facebook promotes itself as a family friendly environment. The minimum age requirement for an account is 13, and there is a multitude of minors as accountholders. Unfortunately, despite their advertisement, there is an alarming incidence of blatant and very easy to find contradictions to this standard.

Section 3.7 of Facebook’s policy says, "You will not post content that: is hate speech, threatening, or pornographic; incites violence; or contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence."

Section 3.10 says, "You will not use Facebook to do anything unlawful, misleading, malicious, or discriminatory."

However, Facebook continuously hosts several pages promoting pornographic imagery, nudity, the sale of women’s bodies for sex, and derogatory language towards women, all of which clearly violate Section 3.7, as well as Section 3.10 in its maliciousness. (See below for examples.)

If that isn’t enough, some of these pages are even sponsored by Facebook as they show up in the advertisement section on the right hand side of unwilling users’ home pages (e.g., ‘The Stepford Wives’ escort service), as well as any one of them being very easy to come across unwillingly through certain keyword search results, and being accessible to minors at any time.

And to top it all off, Facebook also hosts pages such as ‘Jail Bait’ and ‘Smash or Pass’ that clearly promote illicit sexual behaviour revolving around and directly engaging minors, and child pornography which takes the unacceptability of this issue to an entirely new level with the abhorrent, unlawful promotion and encouragement of minors engaging in derogatory sexual acts and child pornography. In the very least, this clearly violates Section 3.10 in its malicious nature towards minors because of the emphasis on illicit and derogatory nature revolving around sexual behavior among and towards minors.

Unfortunately, in replies to various accountholders reporting these pages with illicit content, Facebook has stated that these pages do not violate their policies (most recently during the week of the 6th of August 2012, the week of the formation of this petition).

Facebook is arguably the premiere social networking outlet in the world, and in having become a societal leader, its leaders find themselves in a completely different arena than their beginnings. So its leaders must understand the importance of lacking integrity towards their policies, as well as the harmful effect of their image as a self-promoted family friendly environment. They have to take into account the whole of society and their social responsibilities, recognizing their impact beyond their platform's direct environment, and refusing to cater to the interests of a minority of people seeking sexist and pornographic pleasure. There are already too many other factors that are already reinforcing and feeding the pornification of our society, as well as the sex trafficking industry and child exploitation through the internet.

So we are petitioning Facebook and its key shareholders: they must act now to bring this accountability to the department of their company that controls what is approved and disapproved content on their site. We believe that Facebook knows the importance of keeping a reputation of integrity and decency for its mass spectrum of users, which will carry it far more for years to come than allowing explicit and degrading content. And we expect nothing less than this integrity, decency and regard for all from such a prominent public establishment in our society. So we need Facebook to own up to the standards of its policies and live up to the integrity of a highly respected worldwide entity, so it can live out the longevity of a trusted, outstanding corporation well beyond the generation of its founding leaders.

Examples of unacceptable pages, all of which have been reported to Facebook by multiple users, yet still remain (here only for the purpose of evidence, not viewing, as these pages have very graphic content):

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/The-Stepford-Wives/323845194364125 - pornographic including nudity and women for sale

http://www.facebook.com/RoyalGallis - pornographic full nudity with derogatory language about women

http://www.facebook.com/Lets.Expose.Hoes - pornographic with derogatory language about women, and clearly discloses an email address (THESMUTTS2@AIM.COM) for followers to keep track of their new pages, as they frequently “close and start new pages before they get busted” (in their words)

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Young-Pretty-Girls/127641297325914#!/SXY.GIRLZ - pornographic full nudity

http://www.facebook.com/DailyBabes - pornographic partial nudity

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Selfies/267763699995154#!/pages/Naked-Selfies/336580676432822 - pornographic including nudity with derogatory language about women – frequently close and start new pages via instagram messages

https://www.facebook.com/bbbusfwthuit - pornographic including nudity with derogatory language about women

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jailbait-lovers/128278447239473 - explicit underage partial nudity with derogatory language about girls

http://www.facebook.com/pages/JAIL-BAIT/113591498657982 - explicit underage partial nudity with derogatory language about girls

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Young-Pretty-Girls/127641297325914#!/pages/Smash-Or-PASS-Teens-Only/149983261738468 - degrading underage with derogatory language about women and girls

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pedobear-Detected/207115835988356 - advocating paedophilia

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Sincerely,