Petition to Facebook
Allow Facebook users to retain “Widowed from” status and allow for a new relationship
This petition asks that Facebook allow users who are widowed to be able to retain the “widowed from” status permanently, and allow users to create a new relationship status if they would like. Currently, only one relationship can be listed on Facebook. Users who are widowed and find themselves in a new relationship must delete their previous relationship, before listing a new one. This is problematic, as some who has been married and lost their spouse now must make a decision to delete a major relationship in their life from social media, or not add a new relationship. In January 2020, my wife of 24 years, died at her own hand. She always suggested that I should be willing to move on and find a new relationship if she died. I have been thinking about this recently, but when I learned that I would have to delete our relationship on social media to add a possible new relationship, it really caused a lot of grief. I want to be able to honor 24+ years of marriage, even if a new relationship has begun. This could help 10,000s of users on Facebook and social media feel comfortable to tell their past, present and future story, and still honor a very meaningful past relationship.
Petition to Facebook
Adding a dabbing emoji to Facebook & WhatsApp!
The "Dab" is a dance move that started becoming viral over the internet in the last three years. We think that adding an emoji of a person dabbing would be very useful for all of us, internet culture people and people outsidebit alike, go express ourselves even more. Adding such an emoji would not only make expressing our feelings and knowledge easier and joke around, it would even give the WhatsApp Application and Facebook service a boost in usage, since when a company embraces something that has become a meme, or viral, they get kudos for it and spread. We would highly appreciate if Facebook could add a dab emoji to both whatsapp and facebook and give us all the emoji we both deserve and need. We hope facebook would cooperate and give their loyal customers for years now, what we ask for. P.s. Facebook should be allowed to design this emoji in any way they wish. As long as it is dabbing. #DabMoji
Demand Facebook Stop Letting Users Rehome Adopted Children on it's Platform
For close to a decade, Facebook has been used to rehome adopted children, through legal and illegal activity. The illegal rehoming, also known as an unregulated custody transfer, is when when parents transfer the physical custody of their child to a person who is not the child’s parent, stepparent, grandparent, or other adultrelative; an adult friend of the family with whom the child is familiar; or a member of the child’s tribe with the intent of permanently avoidingresponsibility for the child’s care and withouttaking reasonable steps to ensure the safety of thechild or the permanency of the placement. They happen informally without any formal supervision by childwelfare authorities or courts, parents seek new homes for their childrenand place them without the safeguards and oversight of the courts, the child welfare system to watch out for the child's best interests. In an UCT, children can be sent to new families quickly through a basic "power of attorney" document – a notarized statement declaring the child to be in the care of another adult. Reuters did an investigation in 2013 bringing to light Facebook and other online platforms being used to rehome children. This puts displaced children at an extreme risk of being exploited, further traumatized, trafficked and/or groomed. A Facebook spokeswoman says the activity that shows "that the Internet is a reflection of society, and people are using it for all kinds of communications and to tackle all sorts of problems, including very complicated issues such as this one." We Demand That Facebook: 1. Update Community Guidelines to coincide with with individual state and federal adoption advertising laws. 2. No longer allow illegal, rehoming posts to exist on it's platform. 3. Address and acknowledge past negligence by ignoring this matter. 4. Ensure this rehoming of children stops happening.
Petition to Facebook
Dear Facebook, Inc., Let us preface this statement by applauding Facebook, and other social media outlets, for taking a stance against inappropriate posts, comments, and behaviors. We truly appreciate those efforts in creating a safer online environment. However, we believe your changes in policies and evaluation methods have unintentionally affected many innocent users in a very negative way. Sometime in the past year or so it appears that Facebook has changed their evaluation methods for identifying community standard violations; Comments and posts with sarcastic or facetious intent are being removed. The users that are making contextual jokes then receive a temporary or permanent ban from interacting on Facebook. Also, groups based on comedy television shows are being deleted when too many "violations" occur. Here are examples of comments and posts that were removed, and consequently caused some Facebook groups to be deleted. These are all quotes from an American sitcom that aired on NBC public television. “What’s up dog?""You look like a trout."“Monkey”"Buy me a Coke." It appears that the algorithms being used to identify these “violations'' do not correctly process satire, humor and sarcasm, nor are they able to successfully evaluate context. On the television show The Office, one character uses the word “Monkey” as a term of endearment and affection toward another character. When group members comment the word “Monkey”, as either a quote from the television show, or as a term of endearment toward each other, it is flagged and removed by Facebook and the group receives a community standard violation for “hate speech”. Regarding the phrase, “What’s up dog”, it appears that the algorithms assume the word “dog” is being used in a derogatory way. It is not. It is a direct quote from The Office television show. It is also the set up to a joke on the television show and, in real societies, it is mainly used in a manner that implies friendship. Along these same lines, violations are received for common phrases such as, “like a dog with a bone”. That is not one member calling another member a “dog” in a derogatory way, it is not “hate speech”, it is simply one member using a common phrase, to imply that a television character was persistent, relentless or fixated on something.There are countless other quotes that are being removed because they appear to be taken out of context by the community standards violation algorithms.We, the undersigned, represent members, moderators and admins of Facebook Groups dedicated to television shows and other groups, that are incorrectly receiving community standard violations for innocent posts and comments, because your evaluation methods do not appear to correctly process satire, humor and sarcasm or to successfully evaluate context. We implore Facebook to examine these evaluation processes and to make immediate changes to resolve this practice. Thank you.
Petition to Mark Zuckerberg
Restore our Facebook accounts and our Instagram accounts
Facebook and Instagram had been permanently disabling and deleting innocent accounts for no reason and without explanation and some accounts are hacked and disabled and they have no option for users to appeal the decision, so many of us have now lost years of memories and content, Instagram and Facebook should owe users an apology for permanently disabling our accounts without any explanation, and also have a better customer support where users have the right to appeal the decision, we all follow their community standards and the community guidelines, and the terms of service everyone has been affected this, Facebook and Instagram need to help us users and they need to stop being silent, and also restore our instagram accounts, My Instagram accounts were permanently banned back in September, October 2022, and also back in January, February, March, and April, 2023, because people had been falsely reporting me and misusing the reporting tools to get my Instagram accounts deleted to harass me, and even my personal Facebook accounts had been disabled after my previous accounts got disabled. Both Instagram and Facebook had been doing nothing about this, which is so appalling, and they have none to contact, no live chat, and no human moderator to talk to. Meta should be held accountable for they have been handling our data and selling our data, they should do the right thing and give us our accounts back, our work, memories and photos and everything we had on those accounts matter, so many of us have been affected by this and so many people had been suffering after their accounts got disabled, facebook claimed that they wanted to bringing the world together but it’s not true, they are disabling accounts for no reason and it’s total unacceptable, we demand Facebook and Instagram to apologise for the issue and fix this problem we users are facing, sign the petition to those who are affected, Facebook and Instagram need to get their acts together, Both Instagram and Facebook should be held accountable and be responsible for their pathetic actions. If they continue to do so, they will lose many followers, and it’s totally wrong and completely unacceptable. It’s so pathetic that a billion-dollar company does not have any customer support. We will not stop until Meta addresses their problems and reinstates our accounts.
Demand Transparency and Customer Support from Facebook for Unjust Account Suspensions
I am a grieving widow, a two-time cancer survivor, and now, an unjustly suspended Facebook user. This year alone, I lost my husband of 30 years. During our trials with illness and loss, Facebook served as our digital scrapbook - chronicling not only my battles with cancer but also the unexpected death of my beloved partner. It was through this platform that we shared memories and photos with family members near and far.On November 25th, without warning or explanation, I was locked out of my account due to an issue linked to an Instagram account that does not exist. On the same day, three separate charges from META appeared on my PayPal account which led me to freeze it for security reasons.Facebook's lack of customer service has left me unable to access precious memories stored on their platform - effectively erasing a significant part of our family history. And I am not alone in this struggle; numerous similar cases have been reported on Reddit.This is more than just about regaining access; it's about demanding transparency from a company that hosts some of our most personal moments yet fails to provide adequate support when issues arise. We need clear communication channels for users facing such problems rather than being left in the dark without any recourse.We call upon Facebook/META platforms to improve their customer service protocols immediately - providing clear explanations for suspensions or bans imposed on users' accounts and establishing accessible avenues for redressal when wrongful suspensions occur.Please sign this petition if you believe in holding tech giants accountable for their actions and ensuring they provide fair treatment towards all users regardless of whether they are paying customers or not. It is impossible to report anything, especially if it is FACEBOOK that I believe was / is hacked!
Petition to The Walt Disney Company, Disney Interactive, Offbeat Creations
Please bring back Marvel: Avengers Alliance on Facebook or game consoles
On March 1st, 2012, Facebook launched the game "Marvel: Avengers Alliance" for fans to play. Developed by Offbeat Creations and published by Playdom (and then later by Disney Interactive), the player would be an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and would take two characters, heroes and/or villains, with them in story missions and Player Vs. Player tournaments. The game had alternate costumes for the heroes and villains, ISO-8s to equip their characters to make them stronger, special unlockable characters that players could earn by collecting 8 comic book covers from Lockboxes, and so on. The game's popularity spawned a short-lived spin-off, "Avengers Alliance Tactics", and a mobile sequel "Avengers Alliance 2", but a majority of fans preferred the original for its content, characters and story. However, in 2016, fans were shocked and heartbroken to learn that Disney Interactive would be closing the "Avengers Alliance" game permanently. After four years of playing, collecting heroes and content, and so many possibilities of what could have been added into the game, the game closed down on September 30th, 2016. To this day, many fans remain disappointed and saddened by the game closing down and would love to play the game again. We, the fans, would like to see Disney Interactive bring back "Marvel: Avengers Alliance" on Facebook and/or as a video game for the current game consoles. Fans would love to see the game return in its original format as much as possible, so Story Mode missions, Player Vs. Player tournaments, Flight Deck missions, etc., could still be a part of the game. Fans also hope that all of their favorite heroes and villains from the original "Avengers Alliance" could return as playable characters (including Tony Stark/Iron Man, Steve Rogers/Captain America, Dr. Robert Bruce Banner/The Incredible Hulk, The Mighty Thor, Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Susan Storm-Richards/Invisible Woman, Johnny Storm/Human Torch, Ben Grimm/the Thing, James "Logan" Howlett/Wolverine, Scott Summers/Cyclops, Jean Grey, Ororo Munroe/Storm, Anna Marie/Rogue, etc.), and Player vs. Player reward characters (such as Janice Lincoln/the Beetle, Tyrone Johnson/Cloak and Tandy Bowen/Dagger, etc.) and Lockbox characters (such as Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto, Victor Von Doom/Doctor Doom, Max Dillon/Electro, Herman Schultz/the Shocker, Victor Creed/Sabretooth, etc.). When the game is re-created, fans would also like to see more new heroes and villains introduced as playable characters, such as Amadeus Cho/the Totally Awesome Hulk, and boss villains, such as Alexsei Sytsevich/the Rhino and St. John Allerdyce/Pyro. Fans are hopeful "Marvel: Avengers Alliance" would also add more playable characters to the game that weren't playable before (such as heroes Nick Fury, Agent Phil Coulson, Jubilee, Namor the Sub-Mariner, Angelica Jones/Firestar, Norrin Radd/Silver Surfer and Sean Cassidy/Banshee, and villains Sam Sterns/the Leader, Adrian Toomes/Vulture, Doctor Otto Octavius/Doctor Octopus, Quentin Beck/Mysterio, Raven Darkholme/Mystique and Mortimer Toynbee/Toad). For new alternate costumes for heroes, fans hope that costumes such as Spider-Man's Iron Spider suit, Spider-Man's "Spider-Man: Homecoming" movie costumes, Black Panther's "Captain America: Civil War"/solo movie costume, the original 1963 X-Men costumes as alternate costumes for the original five X-Men (Cyclops, Jean Grey, Angel, Beast and Iceman), the original X-Factor costumes for the original five X-Men, the Mr. Fix-It Gray Hulk persona and "Professor" Hulk persona for The Incredible Hulk, the Fantastic Four costume as an alternate costume for She-Hulk, and countless others could be added into the new "Marvel: Avengers Alliance" along with the previous existing alternate costumes (such as the Uncanny Cyclops uniform best remembered from the Fox Kids "X-Men" animated series, Daredevil's original yellow costume, the "Avengers" movie and "Age of Ultron" movie uniforms for the heroes featured in the movies, Spider-Man's black costume, and many more). Please consider bringing back "Marvel: Avengers Alliance" in some form so fans can play and enjoy it again.
Petition to Donald J. Trump, Kamala Harris, Mike Pence, Rob Portman, Mark Warner, Donald J. Trump, Diane Feinstein, Kamala D. Harris, Tim Kaine, Devin Nunes, Donald Trump, Rob Wittman, Scott Taylor, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook, Kevin McCarthy, Paul Cook, Jackie Speier, Maxine Waters, Rob Portman, Ann Wagner
Responsibilities Required From Social Media Regarding Romance Scamming and Identity Theft
THE CAUSE: Romance Scammers are all over social media networks. These scammers primarily use pictures, names, and valor of men and women who are actively serving in our military, retired or are deceased. Other prime targets for the scamming are Celebrities and other high-profile names. The scammers are aware of how highly Americans think and feel for their military, and they use this to pull at the heartstrings of vulnerable men and women. Our co-founder at Advocating Against Romance Scammers, Bryan Denny, a retired Colonel from the United States Army whose pictures, name, and child have been used in the scammer's story, We have realized just what an epidemic this is. Unfortunately, many victims are afraid, ashamed, and embarrassed to come forward. Many want to forget about the scam and move on with their lives. That is why we bring this petition to you. Due to the overwhelming number of fraudulent accounts throughout social media and the unidentified number of victims, we need to be the voice. Social Media has a great amount of power, and with power comes an abundance of responsibility. THE BATTLE: Because the majority of military romance scammers reside in other countries, the United States has very little jurisdiction over these criminals, therefore, we must work from where and what we know, and that is through the United States and our legislative system. We are looking to encourage social media sites to provide more public service announcements by way of television, movie theater ads, magazines, radio, etc., provide additional manpower to their fraudulent account tracking system, and upgrade their technology (or use how it should be intended) to recognize the duplicated accounts that are recreated moments to hours after being deleted. OUR PROPOSAL: We are working hard to find a Champion to take on our proposal to amend the 230 Communications Decency Act of 1996 with a focus on identity theft or formulate like-minded bills. When the CDA 230 was signed into law over 25 years ago, there was little to no thought of the criminal activity that could or would be covered under this law. The law inadvertently awarded social media companies a "get out of jail free" card; in other words, they are not held responsible for anything posted to their site by a third party (their users). Sites like all Meta-owned platforms, Linkedin, gaming sites, and encrypted messengers are used as breeding grounds. And yes, the social media companies are fully aware. We are not people who promote regulation; however, it is very obvious, in previous news stories and our investigation, that self-regulation is not the answer to consumer safety and security. We propose routine technology upgrades, additional staff to match the growing population, and ongoing up-to-date education. Items that are not successfully being done under self-regulation. PERSONAL NOTE: I, Kathy Waters, Executive Director of Advocating Against Romance Scammers, am a very proud daughter to a mother who served in our Navy and a brother and father who served in our Army. I also have multiple cousins, aunts, and uncles who have served, and the thought of our military being abused and disrespected is appalling! My mother's friend fell victim to a scammer using the pictures of our co-founder Bryan Denny, thus being the reason I have become so involved. Like many others, I had no idea what an epidemic this has become and what little is being done. Social Media needs to take on more responsibility for this breeding ground than they already have, not just for the sake of the victims but for our security and Military, whose job is to protect us. What security is social media providing them? Scammers are the cancer of the social media world and it's time our companies and legislature took a stand and initiative to help prevent such illness within our military community and everyday victims.