PUT AN END TO TWITTER TROLLS
I don't usually pay much attention to petition requests and other solicitations to email, but this one caught my eye. I signed this petition in a heartbeat. This email informed me that Twitter has no policy in place to punish or even discourage rape threats.
Brenda Tracy, the author of this petition and activist for rape victims, has experienced this outrageous injustice. She has been threatened and bullied on Twitter in response to her efforts on behalf of rape victims. Naturally, she reported those threats.
What was Twitter's response? “Thank you for letting us know about your issue... the content doesn’t violate Twitter rules.”
"Threats of rape are used intentionally to terrorize women into submission and silence..." says Tracy in her petition email. "NO ONE 'needs to be raped.'”
While it is true that certain measures (e.g. block, mute) can be taken to protect oneself. It's not enough. This should be illegal. These internet trolls and bullies need to be PUNISHED. Cyber-bullying thrives because there are so few consequences. Consequences must ensue.
This petition is a stepping stone to a world where cyber bullies can be held accountable for their actions. Become a part of this reality. Become a part of a real solution.
Sign the petition.
Less the 75,000 signatures are necessary to complete it.