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The internet is a vast and wonderful thing. It allows for instant access of information and the free dissemination of ideas from people of all walks of life. But this isn't always a good thing.

There's plenty of people who use the anonymity of the internet to tear others down and spread hate.

Trolling is, according to OxfordDictionaries.com, "the act of making deliberately offensive or provocative online posting with the aim of upsetting someone or eliciting an angry response from them." Trolling is not constructive. It does not add to the sense of community. Its sole purpose is to threaten, upset, or intimidate others online.

Nearly as long as they have been around, social media companies have turned a blind eye to this problem. The problem is vast and requires companies to have serious discussions about the kind of behavior they want to play host to. No one is saying these conversations will be easy, but they must take place.

Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube are some of the most popular social media platforms in existence. None of them have terms of service which ban trolling outright. Twitter’s own top lawyer, Vijaya Gadde, has admitted the company has been "inexcusably slow" in fighting off vicious online abuse.

If the internet is to be the democratizing force it was dreamed of becoming, these social media sites must provide a safe space for people to share their views without resorting to intimidation through trolling.

Trolling is the ultimate anti-social behavior. Tell Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to revise their terms of service to ban trolling.

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Dear Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, and YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki,

I am writing to ask you to revise your company’s terms of service to ban the act of trolling on your social media platforms.

OxfordDictionaries.com defines trolling as "the act of making deliberately offensive or provocative online posting with the aim of upsetting someone or eliciting an angry response from them. "

Trolling is not constructive. It does not add to the sense of community. Its sole purpose is to threaten, upset, or intimidate others online. Having users whose sole goal of using your service to tear down others does not reflect positively on your business and hurts many people, often minority voices, in the process.

I am asking you to take a clear and deliberate stand against trolling on your social media platforms. Protections of free speech in the First Amendment are designed to protect against government censorship. It does not limit you from controlling what behavior and speech will or will not be tolerate on your privately owned websites.

Please, do the right thing. Ban anti-social behavior from your platforms and get rid of trolls that would use it as a tool to hurt and demean others.

Thank you,

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Aug 2, 2018 Sally Furey parents must stop this at home if your child is b being bullied or if they are the Bully.
Aug 2, 2018 Kristen VanWagner
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Aug 1, 2018 Derek Wolfe
Aug 1, 2018 Amanda Wolfe
Aug 1, 2018 Lynn Lowe
Aug 1, 2018 Shane Dean
Aug 1, 2018 Lourens Grobbelaar
Aug 1, 2018 Marlene Grobbelaar
Aug 1, 2018 Andries Grobbelaar
Aug 1, 2018 Trevor Cooper
Aug 1, 2018 Gail Grobbelaar
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Aug 1, 2018 Heather Flores
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Aug 1, 2018 Christine Maidl
Aug 1, 2018 Ashley Feola
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Aug 1, 2018 Natalia Vanosdol
Aug 1, 2018 Cindy Massey
Aug 1, 2018 Debra Rortina
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Aug 1, 2018 Susan Palmer
Aug 1, 2018 Al Moorhouse
Aug 1, 2018 Christina Kazantza
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Aug 1, 2018 SueAnn Schoonmaker There will always be people who act despicably and with malicious intent, but you, at least, can stop that behavior on the internet. I pray you will. Thank you.
Aug 1, 2018 K.J. Herson
Aug 1, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Aug 1, 2018 Margaret Goscilo
Aug 1, 2018 Kathryn Irby
Aug 1, 2018 Jo Anne/Thad Godwin Please ban trolling on your media. It is destructive and not in the interest of our citizenry. Thank you!
Aug 1, 2018 Annette Johnson
Aug 1, 2018 Dave Mattozzi
Jul 16, 2018 Rebecca Holzer
Jul 14, 2018 Susan Long
Jul 13, 2018 ioannis tsorvas
Jul 6, 2018 Marty Hredzak
Jul 6, 2018 Sophie Benger
Jul 4, 2018 Melissa Tsiomos Cyber bullying is very real. It's just as bad as any other type of bullying. Doesn't really matter the type of bullying, what matters is it needs to STOP PERIOD! My autistic & epileptic son was bullied in kindergarten. Yes it starts as young as 4-5yrs old
Jul 4, 2018 Helen Kilduff-Rich
Jul 4, 2018 Kristen VanDunk
Jul 3, 2018 Geo Devine
Jul 2, 2018 Jo Johnson
Jun 30, 2018 Vinyl Wolf
Jun 29, 2018 Amanda Padilla I'm sick and tired of trolling! When will the hate end?! I wish we didn't live in a world like this..... #worldlove
Jun 29, 2018 Vincente Tamburriello Trolling has also become a big issue in not just Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter but other sites like DeviantArt. Trolling has grown too far and it needs to stop.
Jun 25, 2018 Beth Marshall
Jun 25, 2018 Cara Blazucki

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