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freedom of speech

83 petitions

Update posted 2 days 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
2,980 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Representative Leonard Lance

NJ District 7: Say NO to Trump TV - Oppose the Sinclair Merger

NJ District 7 Voters - Sign to push Lance to Stop Sinclair and UNPLUG TRUMP TV Trump’s FCC is paving the way for Sinclair Broadcast Group — already the nation’s largest TV conglomerate — to take over Tribune(1), which owns 42 stations in many of the country’s big cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas and Denver. This deal would have been DOA in any other administration. It would create an unthinkable level of media consolidation by a company that’s used the public airwaves to push a conservative political agenda. But Trump’s FCC is actually rewriting the rules to make it happen(2) — and to give one of the administration’s loudest media boosters an even bigger megaphone. Sinclair is notorious for slipping right-wing views and Republican talking points into its newscasts. The company overrides the objections of local journalists and forces its stations to run conservative commentaries and slanted stories on the local news. And Sinclair went all out for Trump in 2016. Jared Kushner, the president’s adviser and son-in-law, boasted about the special deal he struck with Sinclair to get Trump uninterrupted favorable coverage.(3) And Sinclair has been hiring Trump campaign spokespeople as analysts ever since.(4) Now Sinclair’s getting its payback. If this deal goes through, Sinclair’s cookie-cutter, Trump-boosting content could reach more than 70 percent of the U.S. population.(5) That means more distorted commentary — and less of the local news people really need. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune should never be allowed to merge. If this deal goes through, a single company would own more than 200 local-TV stations reaching more than 70 percent of the country. That's far beyond the legal limits on media ownership and far too much power in the hands of a single company. Sinclair has evaded FCC rules, received FCC fines for airing propaganda, and drawn wide criticism for airing politically slanted content on its stations. The FCC should block this merger and restore policies that encourage a diversity of local media owners and a wide range of viewpoints. ___________________________________________________________________ Petition content courtesy of Free Press: http://act.freepress.net/sign/journ_trump_sinclair/?source=front_slider 1. “Sinclair Announces Station Takeover One Day After Trump’s FCC Votes to Loosen Ownership Rules,” Free Press, April 21, 2017: https://www.freepress.net/press-release/107990/sinclair-announces-station-takeover-one-day-after-trumps-fcc-votes-loosen 2. “Trump’s FCC Chair Continues to Shaft the Public, Offer Major Handouts to Big Media,” Free Press, April 20, 2017: https://www.freepress.net/press-release/107986/trumps-fcc-chair-continues-shaft-public-offer-major-handouts-big-media 3. “Jared Kushner: We Struck Deal with Sinclair for Straighter Coverage,” Politico, Dec. 19, 2016: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/trump-campaign-sinclair-broadcasting-jared-kushner-232764 4. “Ex-Trump Spokesperson Joins Sinclair Broadcasting,” CNN, April 17, 2017: http://money.cnn.com/2017/04/17/media/boris-epshteyn-sinclair/ 5. “Trump-Friendly Company Buys Rights to Deliver Local News to 70 Percent of U.S. Households,” New York, May 9, 2017: http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/05/right-leaning-company-to-deliver-local-news-to-most-of-u-s.html

We The People - NJ 07
352 supporters
Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to J. Michael Luttig, the Boeing company, Consumer Attorneys of California, Public justice

Boeing: release SSFL gag orders and restore freedom of speech for residents.

People shouldn't have to choose between paying their medical bills and their freedom of speech. The cancer victims surrounding the Santa Susana Field Lab, primarily owned by Boeing, have had to do just that. Instead of exercising their freedom of speech, local residents have been denied the freedom to speak about the site that may have caused their cancer. When cancer inflicted residents sued Boeing, they were required to sign gag orders. They were able to pay their medical bills with the settlements but they are no longer legally allowed to warn their neighbors or share their stories of how dangerous the Santa Susana Field Lab is.  For twenty-one years Boeing has avoided their moral and legal responsibilities to completely clean up the Santa Susana Field Lab and unless residents fight back, Boeing never will. They've donated the radioactive site as "open land," knowing that the area still has the potential to expose visitors and nearby residents to nuclear contamination such as cesium-137 and plutonium-239 and carcinogenic chemicals such as trichloroethylene and perchlorate. These can cause harm to human health after a single, short-term exposure. An EPA report conducted by the University of Michigan found that residents living within two miles of the Santa Susana Field Lab, one of America's worst nuclear meltdowns, had a 60% higher cancer incident rate. The area also has a 20% higher invasive breast cancer rate compared to the rest of California. The area also has above average pediatric cancer rates.  Unless all residents can stand united against Boeing, the community will lose the fight and residents will continue to be exposed to cancer-causing contamination for generations.  Tell Boeing to release SSFL cancer victims from their gag orders so they can help their neighbors fight for a safe and complete cleanup of all the nuclear and carcinogenic waste at the Santa Susana Field Lab. No one should have to give up their freedom of speech in order to get a settlement to pay their cancer medical bills.  Fifty local children are fighting cancer that may have been caused by the Santa Susana Field Lab. Please also sign our petition to protect kids from nuclear and carcinogenic exposure

Melissa Bumstead
274 supporters