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Petition to YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Inc, Google, Inc

Remove All Of R. Kelly's Social Media Pages #MUTERKELLY

(UPDATE 4/1/2020: His Twitter page is suspended.) This petition is to stand up for all of R. Kelly's Victims. We want all social networking sites to remove his accounts! Here’s the remaining links to his social network accounts https://www.youtube.com/user/RKellyTV https://m.facebook.com/Rkelly/ https://www.instagram.com/rkelly/?hl=enA Brief Timeline of R. Kelly's Sexual Misconduct:1991:  A then-24-year-old Kelly met 12-year-old Aaliyah Haughton. Three years later, Kelly produced the Aaliyah album, Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number, and married the singer using a false birth certificate that claimed the 15-year-old Aaliyah was 18.   1996: Tiffany Hawkins claimed in a lawsuit that she began having sex with R. Kelly in 1991 when she was just 15 and he was 24. Hawkins was an aspiring singer. According to court documents, covered by the Chicago Sun-Times, Hawkins’ relationship with Kelly ended in 1994 when she turned 18, and Hawkins then slit her wrists in a suicide attempt. Days after she gave a “hair-raising” seven-hour deposition, Hawkins settled her lawsuit with Kelly in 1998 and signed a confidentiality agreement.   2001: Tracy Sampson claimed in a lawsuit against Kelly that she began having a sexual relationship with the singer when she was a 17-year-old intern. She wrote in her lawsuit: “I was coerced into receiving oral sex from a girl I did not want to have sex with. I was often treated as his personal sex object and cast aside. He would tell me to come to his studio and have sex with him; then tell me to go. He often tried to control every aspect of my life including who I would see and where I would go.” ​ A videotape was sent anonymously to the Chicago Sun-Times in 2001. The editors believed it to be evidence of possible child pornography involving R. Kelly and sent it to police. This tape did not lead to Kelly’s later arrest, as WBEZ noted in 2013. ​ 2002: Patrice Jones said Kelly impregnated her and then coerced her into an abortion that he paid for. She sued Kelly. Her lawsuit claimed Kelly promised to teach her about the music business as he had sex with her as a 16- and 17-year-old. Jones’ lawyer said at the time of the suit that the abortion had a serious effect on her mental well-being.   In the the infamous “child pee” tape, 26 minutes and 39 seconds of footage showing Kelly engaging in sex acts with and urinating on a young girl, who clearly appeared to be a minor and was reportedly 14 years old, was turned over to the police, and later that year Kelly was indicted on 21 counts of making child pornography, but not rape.   2004: Police said that during a search of R. Kelly’s home in Florida in June 2002 they found several images of Kelly with underage women engaging in sexual activity. In 2004, a judge ruled against allowing the use of that evidence, saying it was obtained illegally due to the terms of the search warrant. ​ 2008: The case would not go to trial until 2008, in a strategy that some experts call “victory by delay.” The jury would eventually conclude that they could not conclusively prove that the girl on the tape was a minor, and Kelly was found not guilty on all counts. ​ 2013: After five relatively quiet years, the Kelly’s allegations became a topic of conversation again after DeRogatis publicly condemned Pitchfork for booking him to perform at that year’s Pitchfork Festival. “The saddest fact I’ve learned is: Nobody matters less to our society than young black women,” he said in a Village Voice interview.   2016:  A Hinds County Sheriff's Department deputy has filed a lawsuit against singer R. Kelly for allegedly having an affair with his wife. According to reports by WAPT and WLBT, Deputy Kenny Bryant filed the lawsuit against Kelly on April 21 in Hinds County Circuit Court. The lawsuit claims that Bryant's wife, Asia Childress, had a romantic relationship with Kelly prior to their July 15, 2012 wedding. Bryant says he was told that the relationship was at an end. Bryant said the relationship with Kelly rekindled when his wife attended a Kelly concert in October 2012. ​ 2016: Kelly goes public with relationship with 19-year-old. Fans on social media were aghast when Kelly was photographed at a party with then-19-year-old Halle Calhoun. While the pair’s apparent relationship was not in violation of any laws, for some it brought up distasteful memories of Kelly’s past. “Kelly has a history of preying on underage girls,” Tom Sykes wrote at the Daily Beast. “So perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised that the 49-year-old is now reportedly dating a teenager.” ​ 2017: R. Kelly is once again being accused of having sex with underage women and holding them against their will in what their parents are calling a "sex cult." It is being claimed that women who live with Kelly, who he calls his “babies,” are required to call him “Daddy” and must ask his permission to leave the Chicago recording studio or their assigned rooms in the “guest house” Kelly rents near his own rented mansion in suburban Atlanta. A black SUV with a burly driver behind the wheel is almost always parked outside both locations. Kelly confiscates the women’s cell phones, they said, so they cannot contact their friends and family; he gives them new phones that they are only allowed to use to contact him or others with his permission. Kelly films his sexual activities, it is said, and shows the videos to men in his circle.  2017: BuzzFeed publishes Derogatis’s “cult” story. DeRogatis’s new story gives the most vivid rendering we’ve seen yet of the emotional abuse and manipulationthat sources say goes along with Kelly’s sexual conduct. For example, a former personal assistant to the singer told DeRogatis that Kelly only permits the women to wear jogging suits so that other men can’t see the outlines of their bodies. When other men are in the same room, she said, Kelly “would make the girls turn around and face the wall in their jogging suits because he doesn’t want them to be looked at by anyone else.” Linda Mensch, Kelly’s attorney, denied the claims in a statement to BuzzFeed. “We can only wonder why folks would persist in defaming a great artist who loves his fans, works 24/7, and takes care of all of the people in his life,” she wrote in part. ​ March 2018: R Kelly accused of grooming 14-year-old girl as 'sex pet' in a BBC3 documentary. Former girlfriend Kitti Jones alleges the R&B star groomed an underage girl as well as her and other young women.  She said: “I was introduced to one of the girls, that he told me he ‘trained’ since she was 14, those were his words. I saw that she was dressed like me, that she was saying the things I’d say and her mannerisms were like mine. That’s when it clicked in my head that he had been grooming me to become one of his pets. He calls them his pets.” ​ April 2018: A new accuser has come forward to allege that singer R. Kelly groomed her for his sex cult and gave her an STD. A new claim accuses the singer of infecting an unidentified woman with an STD and says the victim ended their relationship in February. According to the New York Daily News, Lee Merritt, the woman's attorney, says the couple's relationship included "several forms of criminal misconduct." Kelly allegedly "furnished alcohol and illegal drugs to a minor" and is accused of "unlawful restraint and aggravated assault." ​ April 2018: R. Kelly’s Lawyer, Publicist and Assistant Ditch Singer Amid More Sexual Misconduct Allegations. R. Kelly’s entertainment lawyer, Linda Mensch, confirmed to the BBC that she no longer represents the singer, who has also been ditched by his executive assistant, Diane Copeland. ​ July 2018: R Kelly self releases a 19-minute song, I Admit, on Soundcloud where he directly responds to the #MuteRKelly movement and the numerous allegations against him.  It was panned by critics. Hannah Giorgis of The Atlantic compared the song's structure to Kelly's Trapped in the Closet opera, and remarked, "The specter of harmful actions is softened by the harmonies of the lullaby." Giorgis described Kelly's delivery as "a stomach-churning mix of self-pity and hubris" and criticized Kelly for refusing to address the alleged victims directly. She wrote, "none of the women who have recounted tales of Kelly’s abuse is worthy of being the hero in this story. Kelly, and Kelly alone, occupies that mantle."  Ann-Derrick Gaillot of The Outline considered "I Admit" a "bad song" and "a 20-minute long plea to save his dying career", and stated that the release of the song demonstrated that Kelly was "no longer invincible".Michael Arcenaux of Rolling Stonelambasted Kelly for attempting to "invoke his own trauma to excuse the grief he is alleged to have caused in so many women and girls". ​ October 2018: Lifetime released a trailer on Monday for its three-part documentary series, Surviving R Kelly, detailing the decades’ worth of sexual abuse allegations against singer R. Kelly. The series, which Lifetime announced in May, features interviews with several women who have accused Kelly of sexual abuse, as well as conversations with people from the singer’s inner circle. Other interviewees include Me Too creator Tarana Burke, musician John Legend and Kelly’s ex-wife Andrea Kelly, according to Lifetime.  October 2018: Lawyer M. Craig Robertson filed a motion to withdraw as Kelly's attorney in the case against him for  for allegedly having an affair with a Hinds County Sheriff's Department deputy's wife.  A hearing on that issue is set for Dec. 14.   ​ January 2019: Lifetime debuted the bombshell documentary series, “Surviving R. Kelly,” in a special three-night-event, on January 3rd, 4th and 5th.  With over 50 interviews including civil rights activist Tarana Burke, musicians John Legend and Sparkle, talk-show host and former DJ Wendy Williams, ex-wife Andrea Kelly, ex-girlfriend Kitti Jones, brothers Carey and Bruce Kelly, and many others, the true story of R. Kelly’s controversial past will be revealed beginning in 1970 through present day, shedding light on the R&B star whose history of alleged abuse of underage African American girls has, until recently, been largely ignored by mainstream media.

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464 supporters
Started 5 days ago

Petition to Mark Zuckerberg

FACEBOOK: Add "Cringe React" NOW

For years, you had 2 options concerning Facbeook posts: like them, or don't. In response, Facebook has created "reactions," giving more variety than the simple "like." This new feature gives you the choice to "Like," "Love," "Sad," "Haha," "Wow," or "Angry."  However, there is one extremely notable omission from this list.  Sign this petition to demand that Mark Zuckerberg add a "Cringe" react immediately.  When I see something cringy, I am relegated back to 2008 as I choose which reaction to use. I don't like the post! I certainly don't love it! And even if it's funny, it didn't make me "Haha." But it didn't make me sad or angry, either. The bottom line is: IT MADE ME CRINGE!  My independent research has determined that cringy posts on Facebook have been on an exponential rise, and they don't show any signs of slowing. If Facebook is to be a truly interactive social network, I must be given access to one of the basic emotions that I use in real life.  Without a cringe react, people end up either using angry react or mocking each other in the comments. This leads to an increase in Facebook quarreling. Facebook fights lead to a hostile environment on your platform, Mr. Zuckerberg. That means people avoid Facebook, which means you get to mine less data. Less data from us means less information on how humans behave, which makes you a less convincing robot; and based off of your public appearances, you need all the help you can get. 

The Cringe Police
10 supporters
Update posted 1 week ago

Petition to Donald J. Trump, Diane Feinstein, Kamala D. Harris, Tim Kaine, Mark Warner, Devin Nunes, Donald Trump, Mike Pence, Robert J. 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's 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 how highly Americans think and feel for their military and they use this to pull at the heart strings of vulnerable men and women. Working with a retired Colonel from the United States Army whose pictures, name and child have been used in the scammers story, I have come to realize just what an epidemic this is. Unfortunately, many of the victims are afraid, ashamed, and embarrassed to come forward. Many just want to forget about the scam and move on with their lives. That is why I bring this petition to you. Due to the overwhelming numbers 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 of the majority of military romance scammers residing 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. and provide additional man power to their fraudulent account tracking system as well as upgrading their security system to recognize these duplicated accounts that are recreated literally moments to hours after being deleted. Facial recognition does not solve all problems, especially when these scammers are using generic pictures (flowers, hearts etc.) on their profiles and cyber security is unable to recognize this discrepancy. 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 the focus on identity theft. When this law was put into place 20 years ago there was little to no thought of the extreme type of crimes that could and or would be posted onto the social media platforms. This law gives social media a "get out of jail free" card, in other words, they are not held responsible for anything posted to their site by their own consumers. These sites are used as breeding grounds, and the social media companies are fully aware. We are not people who promote regulation, however it is very obvious, in previous news stories and with our own investigation, that self regulation is not the answer to consumer safety and security. We are proposing routine technology upgrades, additional staff to match growing population and ongoing up to date education. Items that are not successfully being done under self regulation. PERSONAL NOTE: I am a very proud daughter to a mother who served in our Navy, and 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 mothers friend fell victim to a scammer using the pictures of the Colonel I am currently working with, thus being the reason I have become so involved. I, like many others, had no idea what an epidimic 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 the sake of our security, and Military whose job is to protect us. What security is social media providing them? Obviously, not the right kind. Scammers are the cancer to 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 every day victims. 

ADVOCATING AGAINST ROMANCE SCAMMERS
10,292 supporters
Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Twitter, Deviantart , Tumblr, Instagram, ArtStation , Newgrounds , Too Spooky, Facebook, Reddit

Ban Travis B. Thomas from social media permanently!

Disclaimers: This is not a hate petition intended to target, harass or attack this user in any way, shape or form. As for the screencap that you see above, it is not intended to attack, humiliate or embarrass this user in any way, shape or form. Travis B. Thomas (Or better known as DoubleTwithaB, YoItsTravis91, Travis_Draws, travis-is-drawing, double_comix, DoubleComix, panic_comix, PanicComix, Panic_Comics, PanicComics, OMGHiDouble and KindStrangerPlatinum on the internet.) is a malicious and mentally disturbed online user who practices various forms of online abuse as well as promoting and glorifying such abusive activity, such as cyberbullying for example. (A warning about the following links that I will provide: This user’s posts, mainly his hate “art”, that originate from his accounts will offer content that would be deemed offensive, graphic, upsetting and/or disturbing to some people. Some of his “art” may have sexual themes that would be deemed offensive and the worst of his sexual “art” happens to be drawings of penises drawn in a very distasteful manner. It is not recommended to view these accounts at work, school or in public areas. The content is inappropriate for minors to look at. Viewer discretion is advised!) On deviantART, Travis is known as DoubleTwithaB (His original account that he's currently using.), OMGHiDouble (His second account that may be inactive.) and PanicComics (His third account that he’s currently using as an alternate account.). Mostly on his original account, he has uploaded tons of hate “art”. Some of his “art” has promoted and glorified various forms of online abuse, such as flaming on one's art, cyberbullying and the likes. His “art” has also negatively mocked various fandoms in a very biased manner. (e.g. Sonic, My Little Pony, furries in general, etc.) He has even mocked very serious issues such as suicide by cyberabuse for example. He has also harassed (Both directly and indirectly.) other users. (e.g. Flamed other user’s art that have nothing to do with him, made negative comments on what they post on the site, even supported trolls who have harassed other users.) People have blocked and/or reported this user, but he still remains on the site. The deviantART admins have failed to take action on him whenever he got reported from before and this time, they need to review his entire activity, deem it unacceptable and to close all three of his accounts. In addition, they need to delete all his submissions and journal entires, no matter how offending they may be, since his hate “art” fails to comply with site guidelines. On Tumblr, Travis also goes by the name of DoubleTwithaB (His original account that may be inactive.) on that site. He is also known as travis-is-drawing (His current account that also might be inactive. This one has a Safe Mode filter.) on that site as well. Just like on his deviantART account, he submitted his hate “art” on Tumblr, mainly on his original account. His Tumblr activity shows that he is a cringe culture participant as well. He has reblogged “bad” art from various deviantART accounts to one of his Tumblr accounts, just for the sole purpose to harass the people who uploaded them. This reblogging activity would fall under the category of abuse. Tumblr users have blocked and/or reported this user, but he still remains on this as well. The Tumblr admins have failed to take action on him and this time, they need to review his activity, deem it unacceptable and to close both accounts and to delete all content from both blogs, regardless if was posted by Travis or not and regardless of how much activity has occurred on both blogs. On Twitter, Travis goes by the name of YoItsTravis91 (His original account that’s abandoned.), Travis_Draws (His second account that he seldom uses.) and DoubleComix (His third and current account that he's using most of the time.). He may seem like a harmless Twitter user at a glance, but if you look at some of tweets, some of them do not comply with the site’s guidelines. He has uploaded some of his hate “art” on his original Twitter account. On both of his original account and his current primary account, he has made some questionable comics and posts that “parody” other users, such as League of Legends players that were defeated by him and his teammates and other Twitter users. Although, some of these people don’t mind being “parodied”, some of these tweets do not comply with Twitter’s guidelines. On his current alternate account, he uses it to upload/tweet content that would be deemed disturbing and/or sexual and that said content would be recommended for adult users. So far, it seems that he has not posted any rule-breaking content on his current alternate account but he may use it to post more hateful “art” in the future. Regardless of how much rule-breaking activity that Travis has committed on Twitter, the Twitter admins need to review his activity, deem it unacceptable and to close all three accounts. In addition, to delete all of his tweets and posts, regardless of how obscene they are. On Instagram, Travis goes by the name of double_comix and this is his only Instagram account. At a glance, he may look like a harmless Instagram user, but he has migrated some of his “art” from his Twitter account that does not comply with Twitter’s guidelines, meaning that some of his posts could not comply with Instagram’s guidelines. Regardless of how much rule-breaking activity that Travis has committed on Instagram, the Instagram admins, as well as the Facebook admins, need to review his activity, deem it unacceptable and to close his account. In addition, to delete his posts, regardless of how obscene they are. On ArtStation, Travis goes by the name of panic_comix (Probably abandoned?) and listed his real name as Travis T. In his only ArtStation account, it may look like a seemingly harmless ArtStation account, but it is owned and operated by a malicious user who broke the rules on other social media sites and thus, he should be not welcomed on ArtStation at all, especially when he would dare to upload his hate “art” there. Regardless of how much rule-breaking activity that Travis has committed on ArtStation, the ArtStation admins need to close his account due to his behavior on other social media sites. In addition, to delete the content he posted on ArtStation, regardless of how obscene they are. On Newgrounds, Travis goes by the name of PanicComix (Probably abandoned?). (NSFW WARNING: You might see some ads for NSFW games due to the fact that his “art” is rated “A” for “Adults Only”.) In his only Newgrounds account, he may look like a harmless user but in reality he is a malicious user who broke the rules on other sites meaning that he should not be welcomed on Newgrounds at all. He may upload his hate “art” to his Newgrounds account as well. Just because Newgrounds has been known to let people to post content that is deemed as “mature” or “adult” on their site doesn’t mean that should justify that Travis is welcome there. He shouldn’t be because of his rule-breaking activity on other sites that he may migrate to Newgrounds. Regardless of how much rule-breaking activity that Travis has committed on Newgrounds, the Newgrounds admins need to close his account due to his behavior on other social media sites. In addition, to delete the content he posted on Newgrounds, regardless of how obscene they are. On a forum named Too Spooky, Travis goes by the name of Panic_Comics. At a glance, he may look like a harmless online forum user that would post questionable creepypasta stories, but this account is owned and operated by a malicious online user who has been known to cause trouble on other social media sites and he should not on that forum at all, regardless of anything and especially when he would dare to post links that would lead to his “hate” art. Regardless of what his activity is like on the Too Spooky forums, the staff of the forums needs to close his account and to take down his content due to his behavior on social media sites. On Reddit, Travis goes by the name of KindStrangerPlatinum. At a glance, he may look a harmless Reddit user who would post creepypasta stories and such, but this account happens to be owned and operated by a malicious online user who happens to be a troublemaker on other sites, meaning that he should not be on Reddit at all. He is prone to post his hate “art” on specific subreddits. Regardless of what his activity is like on Reddit, the Reddit staff need to not only to delete his content, but to ban him from Reddit completely as in banning him from all subreddits and closing his account. As of the day I created the petition (5/17/19), it marked his 28th birthday. By now, he’s supposed to be a mature adult who should know better by now, to quit practicing such obscene, immature activity that can be damaging to others, and to shut down all his accounts. But he refuses to do any of those actions. This man is more than just a bad influence towards others; he is a somehow abusive person that advocates abuse though “art” and social media. Thus, he is not welcome on the internet. He has been causing trouble as early as 2011 and he should’ve been stopped years ago. This has gone for far too long. To all the staff members who work at deviantART, Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, ArtStation, Newgrounds, Too Spooky, Facebook and Reddit: you need to ban Travis. Don’t just close all his accounts. Delete his “art”, journals, anything that has been posted by him. He has broken the rules too many times and he is long overdue to face the disciplinary action that he deserves. The do’s and don’ts on sharing this petition and spreading the word about it: Chip in money towards this petition. (Most viable way to spread the word about it. If everyone who signed this petition were to chip in $3 towards it, it would get hundreds of supporters!) Send it directly towards other people by email, SMS, etc. (Second most viable way to spread the word on this. Post it on social media sites like Facebook. (IMPORTANT: Be careful about sharing this on deviantART, Twitter, Instagram, ArtStation and Newgrounds. Travis is currently active on the first three sites. Do not post this petition on his accounts and do not do anything that would catch his attention.) If you’re going to post a comment towards this petition and/or its updates, please keep the commentary somehow relevant towards what the petition say and/or updates! Failure to do so will result me in deleting your comment without prior warning! The same goes for spam in general, harassing commentary, posts that have links that have little to no relevancy towards this petition’s aim (e.g. A link to a Change.org petition that is irrelevant towards this one.) and the likes.

STOPPING CYBERBULLYING
1,139 supporters