Petition to Tumblr
Remove neo-nazis and white supremacists from Tumblr
Following Discord's recent shutdown of racist alt-right servers, we ask that Tumblr takes neo-nazis and other white supremacy groups more seriously instead of repeatedly ignoring reports on violent language. I've reported several neo-nazi types to staff, including those who have posts like "gas the k-kes" and "kill n-gger apes" alongside nazi imagery and romanticized portraits of Hitler. This is the response I get every time. > Hello, > Thanks for bringing this to our attention; we really appreciate your efforts to make > Tumblr a safer place for everyone. > We do strongly suggest you block this user. You can find out more about how to > do that here: https://www.tumblr.com/docs/en/social#blockactions Tumblr staff - by ignoring the rampant and violent hate problem within their community - are providing a safe place for violent fascists and other racists to feel at home. This specially ironic since Tumblr pretends to stand with Charlottesville victims despite actively hosting neo-nazi groups. It's outrageous that Tumblr staff refuses to ban these hate communities, and even more insulting that they pretend to be at the forefront of social justice. We want our communities to feel safe, and that cannot continue with the large neo-nazi presence. Multiple have already died in the past few months because of this ideology. It's clear that Tumblr will not respond to anything except negative publicity or advertisers leaving their network. So please let them know how the Tumblr community feels by signing and sharing. What we need to happen: 1. Take reports more seriously. Do not just ask the user to block a dangerous user. 2. Explicitly condemn this hate speech in your Terms of Service. Although it already is to an extent, staff does not seem to follow their own rules. 3. Stop giving a safe place for Nazis and white nationalists. This behavior has NO place on Tumblr and you must remove those inciting hatred and violence. 4. Assign moderators to deal with this issue internally. Thank you for your help.
Petition to Mike Parson
Show Me Heartland Hyperloop Kansas City to Saint Louis
Get in the loop inside Interstate 70 to speed over 500 miles per hour. Shuttle from Kansas City to Saint Louis in less than 30 minutes. This petition urges Missouri Governor Mike Parson to get us started, by working with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT) on a real research, development, and track building plan to use Hyperloop systems with our interstate right of way. This petition urges MODOT to keep us in the new transportation game by building smart forecasts for how and when this new mode of transportation might inspire a national heartland route. Let's act now so that we can modern our transit options and bring our state together.
Petition to President of the United States
Clemency for Ross Ulbricht, Serving Double Life for a Website
My son, Ross Ulbricht, is serving a double life sentence plus 40 years, without the possibility of parole, for a website he made when he was 26 years old and passionate about free markets and privacy. Ross―an Eagle Scout, scientist and peaceful entrepreneur―had all non-violent charges and no criminal history. This is a sentence that shocks the conscience. The website Silk Road was an e-commerce platform similar to eBay, where individual users chose what to list for sale. Both legal and illegal items were sold, most commonly small amounts of cannabis. Ross is condemned to die in prison, not for dealing drugs himself but for a website where others did. This is far harsher than the punishment for many murderers, pedophiles, rapists and other violent people. Ross’s investigation, trial and sentencing were rife with abuse. This includes corrupt federal investigators (now in prison) who were hidden from the jury, as well as prosecutorial misconduct, constitutional violations and reliance on unproven allegations at sentencing. Ross did not get a fair trial and his sentence was draconian. Justice was not served. We, the undersigned, seek mercy for Ross Ulbricht. He told the court that Silk Road was a terrible mistake that he deeply regrets, that he never intended harm, and that he has learned the heavy price of breaking the law. Ross’s life history clearly shows he is a compassionate young man with much to contribute. The judge received 100 letters attesting to his excellent character and how much he has helped others. These include those in prison, where he has tutored, led classes, and generally helped fellow inmates. Keeping Ross caged for life helps no one; will cost taxpayers about $2 million; and deprives society of an exceptionally kind, generous and creative person. Even in the face of his walking death sentence, Ross clings to the hope of a second chance and dreams of a future where he can be reunited with his loved ones, and use his education, knowledge and skills to give to his community and society as a whole. Please sign this petition and help us bring Ross home. Learn more about Ross Ulbricht here.
Petition to Instagram
Demand Instagram remove violent anti-Semitic posts
Instagram is no longer just for sharing cute photos of babies, pets, and avocado toast - it’s now widely used by neo-Nazis to spread messages of hate and conspiracy. After the worst attack to the Jewish community on U.S. soil, over 11,000 anti-Semitic and hate-fueled posts could be found on Instagram. Many of these posts included hashtags linking the Jewish people to 9/11, others included odes to Adolf Hitler. All of them shared a similar message of hate intended to incite violence on a group of people. Tell Instagram to beef up their hate speech rules and remove violent content. Instagram needs to do more to remove hate speech from their platform. Eleven people were killed at the Tree of Life Synagogue by a white supremacist. A quick search on Instagram for images related to this horrific event showed thousands of anti-Semitic images and videos. Many of them have been shared across Instagram as well as other platforms like Twitter and Facebook. When it comes to hate speech, Instagram has avoided a lot of the issues Twitter and Facebook have had over the years. Social media has given extremists a soap box to spread their messages far and wide. Platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube are launching programs to deal with hate speech. Tell Instagram to remove posts that embolden violent white supremacy and Nazism. If social media companies like Instagram turn a blind eye to hate speech, they’ll be giving more online havens for extremists to promote violence and spread their message. Demand Instagram remove violent content from their website.
Petition to Jeff Bezos, Amazon, Amazon.com
Doge4Amazon - Accept Dogecoin as a payment method
Currently Amazon does not accept crypto-currencies as a payment method alienating many people who do not have a traditional bank account. Amazon.com being a leader in innovation should accept Dogecoin, as a form of payment. Dogecoin is fast, cheap, and stable. It is stable in value, has the lowest transaction fee of other major coins, has a huge supply of coins and has a very large, active community with on-going development. Dogecoin is already being used by many small business owners, charity organizations, and entrepreneurs around the world as a means to buy and sell goods and services. It's time for Amazon.com to be one of the first major companies to see the power of Dogecoin and to accept it as a payment method. For more information on Dogecoin visit: dogecoin.com
Petition to Yelp, United States Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, healthgrades , Yelp
Remove online reviews of doctors!
Doctors and other healthcare providers are reviewed on online review sites, similar to other businesses. We, however, are not like those other businesses. These online reviews are an open forum to the public written by patients, who are allowed to share their stories and photos explaining their experiences that they had with their doctor. Often these reviews are negative and accuse the doctors of complications or mismanagement from medical visits, treatments and procedures that they have had. Unlike other businesses, we, the doctors, are not allowed to respond, to defend our case or share any facts or photos to the public because of HIPAA and medical privacy laws. We, the doctors, find this extremely unfair and unjust. If patients are allowed to review us, then we should be able to defend the review and be able to state publicly our side of the story. This is a clear cut prohibition and violation of our rights to defend ourselves and to protect our names and reputations. These reviews that are often one sided, impact our livelihood and medical practices. They also cause emotional distress to the doctors, who cannot explain their side of the story that is out in the public forum for others to read and believe. Also, many doctors fearing poor reviews will overprescribe and overtest just to "satisfy" patients. We, the doctors, should not be pressured to do things to get good reviews. We want to provide medical care not customer care. This affs the care to our patients and society as a whole. We ask for immediate withdrawal of ALL doctors and providers, who are affected by HIPAA and medical privacy laws, from being reviewed on these online review sites. Until we can defend ourselves, a review should not be posted to which we cannot respond.
Petition to U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives
There’s been enough election misinformation: Tell Congress to pass the Honest Ads bill
With the midterms over, the time is now to focus on what the 2020 election could hold. In both the 2016 and 2018 elections, Russian financed bots and fake accounts coordinated a vast propaganda campaign to divide Americans and spread disinformation. There’s a solution waiting in the wings. The Honest Ads bill would require all online political ads to be under the same scrutiny as TV and radio campaign advertising. Over 200 million Americans get their news online and from social media. Right now, the Honest Ads bill is waiting to be brought to a vote in the Senate. Elections have consequences, tell the U.S. Senate and House to pass Honest Ads bill and stop these bots. Election after election has been flooded with misinformation campaigns led by the Kremlin. During the height of the 2016 presidential race, Russian entities bought $100,000 in political ads to specifically target, misinform, and divide Americans. They bought ads on multiple social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter. These posts overwhelmed election content, accounting for roughly 30% to 40% of all election oriented Tweets in key swing states. Even Facebook wants to see the Honest Ads bill become law. In order for elections to work, the electorate (aka: the people), need to be well informed. That can’t happen when fake accounts are misinforming voters. Now that over 70% of Americans get their news from social media and online platforms, it’s never been more important to pass the Honest Ads bill. Demand Congress protect Americans from Kremlin-funded agendas, pass the Honest Ads bill.