Stop Facebook features from being Weaponized

Stop Facebook features from being Weaponized

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Have you been banned from posting for days, weeks or months because someone has reported your seemingly normal posts as 'something that violates Facebook policies or community standards'?

Have you had your account suspended for no apparent reason?

If so, please join our petition to stop Facebook features from being weaponized against those of us who do follow Facebook's policies and standards.

With federal elections only a few weeks away, Americans are targeting Australians to silence them and Facebook is providing them with the tools to do it - without question and without accountability.

In many cases, people have been reported for posting (for example) 'sexually explicit' chemtrails, 'abusive' tea-drinking Kermit-the-Frog memes, expressing a political opinion or standing up for the rights of others.

It may seem obvious to us that these are not violations of Facebook policies or standards but, evidently, Facebook takes every report on face value and does not uphold its own policy of protecting users by allowing these features to be used against us to silence us.

There are many instances where Facebook fails to protect its most vulnerable users as well. Many of us refuse to take a passive bystander position when we witness online bullying. However, when we dare to challenge the bullies or confront them, we then become the targets and Facebook has allowed the "Report" feature to be used against us.

Even music producers and event managers etc who PAY for Facebook services are being attacked and have had their entire enterprises shutdown - on the weight of unsubstantiated "Reports" against them.

The very users who were dedicated fans of Facebook and helped to make it one of the largest social media platforms on the planet have had their accounts indefinitely suspended, on the say-so of attackers - in many cases only one attacker.

In one particular case, an Australian Senator was reported by hundreds of users for anti-Muslim, anti-immigration and pro-Nazi comments, yet Facebook decided this powerful position excused such behaviour and the Senator faced no consequences. 

In all other cases outlined, Facebook has failed to substantiate reports, has failed to protect users and has failed to provide a remedy to those who abide by its policies and do not use its features to attack others.

If you believe, as we do, that Facebook should be taking responsibility for upholding its own policies of protecting users, then please sign this petition.

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