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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


Nov 4, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 3, 2017 (Name not displayed) Please ban trolling on your social media platforms. After loosing our grandson, this past summer, we hope you will take action.
Oct 30, 2017 Jennifer Spina Bullying is real, and bullying NEEDS to stop once and for all!! I was tortured throughout my years in school and I don’t wish that on anyone. I hope Drew reads this & knows that he’s not alone. I’m here to support in any way that I can. Stay strong buddy!
Oct 29, 2017 ARNOLD CABRAL Can you please call your Senators and Representative passed a New Veteran Disabled Benefit Law who is collected 100 percent service connected definitely need to have G4implants get the G4implants for free.
Oct 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 25, 2017 Kay Shelton
Oct 24, 2017 Jane Pierce Let's make social media a good place, not another place to threaten or intimidate others. There is no place in society for Bullies!
Oct 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 23, 2017 Emma rose Gardiner
Oct 20, 2017 Wendy Norris
Oct 20, 2017 David Turdo
Oct 20, 2017 (Name not displayed) Bullying of anyone but especially children with autism/Asperger's should be stopped!
Oct 20, 2017 Tatjana Fisher
Oct 20, 2017 Karen Singer
Oct 20, 2017 Tammy Quick
Oct 19, 2017 Anthony Austin
Oct 13, 2017 Taylor Westfall Stop the darkness- bring the light.
Oct 11, 2017 Lydia Martinez Stop the Bullying.
Oct 10, 2017 Jennifer Herrera
Oct 10, 2017 Melissa Marcquenski The bullying must stop.
Oct 10, 2017 Dawn Bowers
Oct 9, 2017 Veronica Osborne-Bushnell
Oct 9, 2017 Cynthia Krol
Oct 9, 2017 Joanne Kelly Bullying of others has to stop! Not only for children on the spectrum but for all children. This is simply UNACCEPTABLE!!! Take a stand and join today!!
Oct 9, 2017 (Name not displayed) parents should teach their children to refrain from bullying behaviour
Oct 9, 2017 Mary Kappus
Oct 9, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 9, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 9, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 9, 2017 rebecca worrall bullying wrong
Oct 9, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 7, 2017 michelle nixon-welburn
Oct 6, 2017 (Name not displayed) I have an autistic grandson that is my biggest worry not on those sites now too young yet but worry about later
Oct 6, 2017 robert dowling
Sep 28, 2017 Melissa Shattuck
Sep 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 20, 2017 Bożena Staniszewska
Sep 18, 2017 MARY ANNE Barth
Sep 17, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 12, 2017 Nancy Anderson
Sep 11, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 11, 2017 Nicole Abraham My son has autism, he has been bullied at school and trolled online. It is horrible and irreparable damages happen. There needs to be policies in place that help keep the internet free from bullying/ trolling.
Sep 10, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 10, 2017 Dawn Vecchio
Sep 10, 2017 Annette Moffett
Sep 9, 2017 Jennifer Rogers
Sep 9, 2017 Elizabeth Kidd Trolling needs to stop and at the least monitored by these groups!
Sep 8, 2017 PATTY MCGUIRE stop the nasty behavior
Sep 7, 2017 Sarah Everman
Sep 7, 2017 (Name not displayed)

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