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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,

Petition Signatures


Jun 17, 2018 lora evans
Jun 17, 2018 Brendan Weldon-Beltz Bullying is bullying no matter in what form. It is not a violation of the First Amendment to take a firm stand against deliberately ofensive or provocative online posting with ulterior motivation.
Jun 15, 2018 Amy Gorton
Jun 15, 2018 marie Marshall
Jun 15, 2018 Natalia Garcia
Jun 14, 2018 ASHLEY JOHNSON
Jun 14, 2018 Oscar Carlos Cortelezzi
Jun 13, 2018 Teresa Wass
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Jun 12, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 12, 2018 felipe guillen
Jun 11, 2018 Brenda Choi
Jun 10, 2018 ANNA BARRANCO
Jun 9, 2018 bev moore
Jun 9, 2018 Julia Fest
Jun 9, 2018 Maryanna Moskal
Jun 8, 2018 Michele Smith
Jun 8, 2018 Jenny Consoli
Jun 7, 2018 LaCee Perkins
Jun 7, 2018 Quentin ANDRE
Jun 7, 2018 Noreen Styacko
Jun 7, 2018 Aida Candeal
Jun 6, 2018 Christine Nicholson
Jun 6, 2018 Michael Blodgett
Jun 6, 2018 Karen Mueller
Jun 6, 2018 Genevieve Gates
Jun 5, 2018 Katherine Ransier
Jun 5, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 5, 2018 Samantha Garrison
Jun 5, 2018 sarah carver
Jun 4, 2018 Diana Hallett
Jun 4, 2018 liz kilburn
Jun 4, 2018 Laurie Neagle Trolling and all forms of Bullying are not appropriate for our society.
Jun 4, 2018 Laura Hanks
Jun 4, 2018 Debra Tate
Jun 4, 2018 Marilyn Hagedorn
Jun 4, 2018 Norma Early
Jun 4, 2018 Donald Goff
Jun 4, 2018 Arden Green
Jun 4, 2018 Tamara Matz
Jun 4, 2018 Susan Kelly Ambler
Jun 4, 2018 Gisele Rodrigues
Jun 4, 2018 Carol Pinto
Jun 4, 2018 laura mcmullen
Jun 4, 2018 Kaitlyn Roberts
Jun 4, 2018 Alanda Hurley
Jun 4, 2018 judy bogart
Jun 4, 2018 Madeleine Norris
Jun 4, 2018 Tracey Dias
Jun 4, 2018 Christine Clear

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