Topic

censorship

56 petitions

Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to Dr. Bob Kustra, Matt Freeman

Keep Diversity within the University! Keep Dr. Scott Yenor!

The American Constitution guarantees free speech as a First Amendment right. Universities in the U.S. are supposed to be bastions of freedom of thought and speech. Ideas are *ideally* the currency of campus exchange. Sadly, leftist campus "groupthink" today is now silencing any and all opponents. Boise State University may witness a new casualty-to-be. Dr. Scott Yenor expresses well-researched, thoughtful opinions in written pieces about feminism and transgender thought. His opinions are not in-line with leftist ideology. Here is one specific article he penned which sparked a lot of controversy, titled "Transgender Activists Are Seeking to Undermine Parental Rights": https://sps.boisestate.edu/politicalscience/2017/08/08/scott-yenor-3/ Across campus on September 6th, 2017, a widely disseminated flyer claimed that Yenor has blood on his hands and should be fired. Online, people are petitioning to fire him as well. The situation is intense and illogical. If people really disagree with him, why do they not simply engage in scholarly dialogue with him? Why do they not write their own articles, or engage him in civil debate? Why is their reaction to his opinion to simply fire him? Why are they so afraid of his ideas and beliefs that they literally have to eliminate him to neutralize him? Are we so backwards and afraid nowadays? People who feel firm and confident in their position on an issue generally do not have to fire others to win a debate. Firing someone because you cannot intellectually engage with them is similar to burning censored books. Please support Dr. Scott Yenor! If we fire every faculty member who dissents from a portion of student opinion, then universities will be boring and coercive. Young minds will not be challenged and stretched. Instead, minds will be conformed into a monotone, homogeneous norm. We need to support diversity within faculty. Dr. Scott Yenor is a highly qualified professor who needs to stay at Boise State. Regardless of political affiliation or personal beliefs, let us all calmly and reasonably unite in our collective American ideal (and guaranteed right!) of free speech. Let us reject hateful polemics against a qualified professor. Let us petition Dr. Bob Kustra, the president of Boise State University, and Mr. Matt Freeman, the Executive Director of the Idaho State Board of Education, to keep Dr. Yenor at Boise State. This petition was written and created by an undergraduate student at Boise State University. The author can be contacted for access to the sources which are the basis of the claims she made above. For example, the author has access to a photo of the flyer disseminated across campus which called for Dr. Yenor's termination, the link to the petition calling for Yenor's termination, and the links to three different websites affirming that Yenor's article mentioned above (titled "Transgender Activists Are Seeking to Undermine Parental Rights") was specifically one article that sparked a lot of controversy. Please contact the author with any questions at FreeSpeechIsDiversity@outlook.com. Thank you very much for your concern in this matter.

Concerned Boise State Undergraduate Student
34 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Google, Inc, YouTube, Sundar Pichai

Fire Susan Wojcicki as YouTube CEO

Since February 2014, Susan Wojcicki became Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of YouTube, which is part of Google. Under her leadership things started to went downhill and caused the reputation of YouTube and Google from the copyright controversy to the 2016 controversial YouTube PR Nightmare known as The Ad-Friendly Monetization Policy which was severely criticized by various YouTubers that the new rules censors and silenced YouTubers' freedom of speech and their platforms by demonetizing YouTube videos that deals with controversial subjects (like tragedies, natural disasters, politics, health, and etc.) and YouTubers loved Freedom Of Speech, but the new Ad-Friendly Monetization rules are still a dire form of Censorship by TPTB at Google and YouTube. The current Ad-Friendly Monetization Policy is still unfair to YouTubers. We also want that policy abolished or changed for the better. The controversial Ad-Friendly Policy at YouTube is one of the few reasons YouTube went downhill and turn for the worse and into the wrong direction. The PR Nightmare has to be fixed, make YouTube and Google go into the right direction by having common sense rules like No Tolerance Policy on YouTube Trolls, False Flagging, and censoring music just like Internet Vigilantes like UMG_MK trying to do a witch hunt on removing YouTube videos of songs by The Beatles. We want YouTube and Google go into the right direction and fire YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki and Make YouTube Great Again!

Spencer Karter
370 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Sundar Pichai

Resist Corporate Fascism. Boycott Google Search.

Background: Google recently announced that they have fired James Damore, author of the controversial Google Memo. Their explicit reason for doing so is that Damore was "advancing harmful gender stereotypes in our workplace.” This is in response to Damore's memo which made careful, reasonable, nuanced, scientifically-backed arguments. If you doubt this, read Ph. D. Neuroscientist Debra Soh's take on it. The term for what Google did is "punishing thought crime." Quite literally, Damore lost his job because he has beliefs that Google doesn't like. Damore's memo was an attempt to push back on the the "politically correct monoculture" at Google, and open up a conversation. Google's response was to burn the proverbial heretic, and make it clear that there will be no conversation on what might as well be religious dogma. The Facts:  Damore's views on sex differences are not fringe viewpoints. They are scientifically-backed, evidence-based conclusions from careful thinking and thorough research. Damore isn't a provincial Neanderthal; he's a well-studied rational thinker. If you read the Memo itself, this becomes clear immediately. The vast majority of Americans see at least some differences between the sexes (beyond just plumbing). More than half the country opposes forcing women to register for the draft, for instance. This doesn't mean that Damore is right in his conclusions; even people who disagree strongly with Damore's conclusions should respect his being allowed to share them in a respectful manner. It does mean that Damore's arguments aren't crazy or unheard of. This is the kind of issue that we ought to be able to have a conversation about. Get Involved: Go to your browser and change your default search engine. Here's a guide on how to do that. You can use Bing, Duck Duck Go (doesn't track you), or basically anything else. Use Yahoo if you have to! The point here is not to promote a particular alternative. The point is to start using any alternative. The Goal: If we can cut down Google's search traffic, perhaps they'll come to their senses and stop being totalitarian. I will stress: the goal is not to put Google out of business. That likely won't happen, no matter what. However, Google does benefit tremendously from being the default option for most people. They have a reputation of being a company that we all have in common. If they're going to purge people who have almost the same views on sex differences as Pope Francis, then it's time for Google to lose that default status. We're targeting Search because Google Search is what they are known for, and it's our best hope to generate enough of an effect that Google will reconsider their totalitarian stance (frankly, it's also much easier to change your search engine than your email provider or phone). The hope here is that Google will stop their ideological crusade and go back to being the good-natured, friendly company they used to be. And if not, at least we aren't supporting our society's slide into totalitarian culture.  

Timothy Dukeman
58 supporters
Started 1 month ago

Petition to Google, Inc, Diamond and Silk

YouTube Should Support The Right To Free Speech Without Censorship and Discrimination.

Diamond and Silk were YouTube latest targets.  YouTube demonetizing 95 percent of their videos stating: "Not Suitable For All Advertisers" YouTube stated: that it would be "implementing broader demonetization policies around content that is harassing or attacking people based on their race, religion, gender or similar categories." YouTube goes on to say "We'll soon be applying tougher treatment to videos that aren't illegal, but have been flagged by users as potential violations of our policies on hate speech and violent extremism." "If we find that these videos don't violate our policies but contain controversial, religious or supremacist content, they will be placed in a limited state. The Videos will remain on YouTube behind an interstitial, won't be recommended, won't be monetized and won't have key features including comments, suggested videos and likes." YouTube even stopped the monetization of this YouTube video stating: "Not Suitable For All Advertisers" You be the Judge(Click on the Link to View)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I79JdtRL9JY We view this as Censorship of our free speech to be able to speak and a violation of our civil and political rights which is a class or rights that protects our freedom to talk about politics and the President's agenda without social organizations and private individuals discriminating and repressing those rights. Please stand with us by signing this Petition if you are ready for YouTube, which is owned by Google to: 1. Stop the censorship of Conservative voices and Creators that are and have always been in good standing with YouTube. 2. Remonetize all YouTube channels that are not in violation of YouTube terms and agreement. 3. Stop discriminating based on people's political views. 4. Stop deliberately manipulating the YouTube system to keep subscribers from getting notifications of new video content created by the creator. 5. Allow Advertisers to make the choice and decision on who they chose to advertise with, not YouTube.  "Change will never happen until you stand up and make it happen"View our Channel and Subscribe to our Channel: www.youtube.com/c/theviewersview Sign this petition today            

Diamond and Silk
31,946 supporters