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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


May 11, 2018 Nicole Calderon
May 10, 2018 Debbie Gatwood
May 9, 2018 Rushard Edward
May 8, 2018 Nicole Green
May 8, 2018 Gretchen Carter
May 8, 2018 Roni Morton My comment is not fit for print!
May 7, 2018 Laurie Nicoletti
May 4, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 13, 2018 Esther Robinson
Apr 10, 2018 Deborah Snyder
Apr 10, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 7, 2018 Terressa Decker
Apr 7, 2018 Camille Sparks
Apr 6, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 3, 2018 Kristie Maggiore
Apr 3, 2018 Joseph Maggiore
Apr 3, 2018 Kristie Maggiore
Apr 3, 2018 Kristie Maggiore
Apr 3, 2018 Joseph Maggiore
Apr 3, 2018 Joseph Maggiore
Apr 2, 2018 Cairn Mahoney
Apr 1, 2018 Linda Powell Please add terms of service to ban trolling. My 16 year old was a victim of trolling Christmas Day. She was cyber bullied and ended making several deep cuts in her thighs to deal with her emotional pain and agony.
Mar 28, 2018 Freda Dias
Mar 28, 2018 Kerrie Arnott Most schools have programs to help children understand how bad bullying is. Parents should have frequent and serious talks at home with their children too. Often this behaviour starts in the home.
Mar 27, 2018 Wally Velasquez
Mar 26, 2018 Patricia Edgar I Have 2 grandsons this is for them
Mar 26, 2018 Laura Houston I have a 6 year old son with Autism who is the target of bullies at school and on the bus. There is no excuse ever for bullying.
Mar 26, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 26, 2018 Tiffany Chapman Words cannot explain the pain anparenr goes through when their child is being broken down and their heated and souls torn apart piece by piece from being bullied! Help stop the tears! #protectinnocence
Mar 26, 2018 Celia Plascencia Cyber bulling needs to end now!
Mar 25, 2018 Sarah Bishop
Mar 25, 2018 Lisa Raphael
Mar 25, 2018 Patrick Parker
Mar 25, 2018 Georgina Manzanares Im a parent who's child had been bullied for most of his school years. And i have seen the pain in his face n me fighting the school to help him. And yet they just stood by and allow it.
Mar 25, 2018 Barbara Jakeway
Mar 25, 2018 (Name not displayed) For my autistic grandson
Mar 25, 2018 Melissa Morman For my son who is on the spectrum and deals with bullying on a daily basis.
Mar 20, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 20, 2018 Katie Cialdella
Mar 20, 2018 Nick Cialdella
Mar 19, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 17, 2018 renay lawrence
Mar 17, 2018 ALEXANDRA M Manolesco
Mar 16, 2018 Virginia Johle
Mar 15, 2018 Marcieta Gore
Mar 14, 2018 Elizabeth Unser
Mar 14, 2018 Rebecca Tresnak
Mar 14, 2018 lance evans
Mar 13, 2018 Jessica Jakubanis
Mar 13, 2018 Carolyn Samples

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