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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


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
Jun 23, 2018 Robin Shepard
Jun 23, 2018 melissa suarez
Jun 23, 2018 Candy Punia
Jun 20, 2018 Rene mojeske
Jun 20, 2018 Carol Cimino
Jun 19, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 19, 2018 Curt Good
Jun 19, 2018 Marilyn Saunders
Jun 19, 2018 Angela Barnes
Jun 19, 2018 Jerri H Please stop allowing bullying and trolling on social networking
Jun 18, 2018 Christina McDonald
Jun 18, 2018 Tabitha Dimitt The change begins with you.
Jun 18, 2018 Christy Matherne
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
Jun 13, 2018 (Name not displayed)
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

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