End Or Reform the Evil Topix Website

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Since: Aug 11

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#1 Nov 13, 2011
End Or Reform the Evil Topix Website

Dear President Obama and Government Officials:

There is an extremely dangerous cyberbullying/hate site on the internet called Topix.com .This destructive site has largely been allowed to fly under the radar for years despite numerous human rights violations and criminal activity.Topix has continually shown a lack of business ethics and general disregard for people. This site has destroyed countless lives, communities, and is not what our forefathers meant by the first amendment. As a court ruling in Georgia has proven, the evil allowed on Topix is damaging and has often destroyed people's reputations and placed their lives at risk. We are asking for your help and hope you will demand Congressional hearings about the repeated lack of responsibity this company has repeatedly shown.

Topix shamefully allows and basically encourages libel and defamation to occur on its site.Topix is also a potential haven for sexual predators. More and more information is coming out about the devastating affects cyberbullying has on people, especially our children. This is why there must be stronger laws passed against cyberbullying and companies who do nothing about this problem such as Topix. In addition, Topix has forums dedicated to criminal and unethical activities such as the illegal selling of weapons, drugs, and incest. While most people would likely say they want less government in their lives, we elect and need government officials to protect us when needed and it is clear many devastated citizens throughout communities need serious protection against Topix.

The way the Topix forums operate is every town and city are given their own forum. For example, you can conduct a google search for Monticello,Kentucky Topix or any other town or city in America (and other countries) and then click on the forums section. The site which claims to be a news aggregator (though many of the forums contain virtually no actual news) allows hidden posters, without required registration (a disaster for a company with over 350,000 forums but less than 40 employees), to post anything they want without consequence. This means that thousands of people have had their reputations, and lives destroyed while Topix profits. Even if a person choses to ignore this company, if someone's name or business is posted on Topix, it can ruin their life forever and thousands of people can verify this as being fact. There are a growing number of television stations and newspapers that have reported on the problems with this company, yet Topix refuses to do anything about the problem such as mandatory registration of its users.

Because of a lack of internet laws, companies like Topix do not feel they have to run an ethical business. The average person cannot afford to pay thousands in legal fees to hire an attorney to fight this company. Those that do defend Topix and sites like it often are the same people who are doing the attacking or believe speech should have no accountability. How would they feel if this unregulated site cost them their job, their reputation, or a loved one's life? No one has that right. People have a right to privacy, protection from certain speech, and there must be guidelines and laws to protect people from the dangers of companies such as Topix.com .

Topix constantly makes excuses and tries to justify its lack of ethics. It is fully understood that many companies are driven by greed, but does it have to be at the expense of someone's reputation or life? Topix does not allow you to speak to a live person, refuses to require registration or posting of IP's. Court records have also revealed they have few employees and no real desire to make changes in their site. Recently, they even stated some of the posts attacking others are "funny." There is nothing funny about destroying people's lives.

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Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#2 Nov 13, 2011
Even if you report a topic as being inappropriate, Topix rarely removes what is being said particularly if the topic is popular. Topix even claimed to have made an agreement with several Attorney Generals. Since that time the site has become progressively worse. The only real change Topix made was in changing their Terms of Service to make it more vague and basically state they plan to do nothing.

Many innocent people have been called anything from drug users to pedofiles, or accused of other reputation destroying things. The CEO of Topix, Mr.Chris Tolles, continues to make excuses and refuses to provide any real protection for private citizens just trying to live their lives. It is only a matter of time before people commit suicide over this site . We are also concerned that Topix recently stated they were planning to enter the world of politicial commentary meaning that many of our politicians will be at risk as well. We beg of you to understand the seriousness of this issue and we are asking for the forums section to be removed and/or better moderated with accountability for those who intentionally attempt to harm others.

Topix is not a legitimate news source and has made a mockery off of what a news aggregator/company is intended for. Please help stop this evil website and protect the citizens of this country. Slander, libel, and defamation of character are criminal offenses. We hope and we pray that you protect the innocent and demand reform from this company.

Sincerely,

[Your name]

go here and sign http://www.change.org/petitions/end-or-reform...

“Is who I am”

Since: Aug 08

Scottsville

#3 Nov 13, 2011
Won't happen.
Move on for Gods Sake!

Since: Sep 11

Scottsville, KY

#4 Nov 13, 2011
LMFAO...Topix not a legit news source. Ha! You get more of the truth by reading topix than reading the newspaper. You just got to know what and what not to believe.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#7 Nov 13, 2011
won't happen huh?

Topix charges $19.99 for “expedited review” of posts which violate Topix’ Terms of Service.

They succeeded in getting topix to stop this practice,

Lets see just how much "won't happen" will do.

Since: Sep 11

Cave by big rock

#8 Nov 13, 2011
The Scottsville Avenger wrote:
Even if you report a topic as being inappropriate, Topix rarely removes what is being said particularly if the topic is popular. Topix even claimed to have made an agreement with several Attorney Generals. Since that time the site has become progressively worse. The only real change Topix made was in changing their Terms of Service to make it more vague and basically state they plan to do nothing.
Many innocent people have been called anything from drug users to pedofiles, or accused of other reputation destroying things. The CEO of Topix, Mr.Chris Tolles, continues to make excuses and refuses to provide any real protection for private citizens just trying to live their lives. It is only a matter of time before people commit suicide over this site . We are also concerned that Topix recently stated they were planning to enter the world of politicial commentary meaning that many of our politicians will be at risk as well. We beg of you to understand the seriousness of this issue and we are asking for the forums section to be removed and/or better moderated with accountability for those who intentionally attempt to harm others.
Topix is not a legitimate news source and has made a mockery off of what a news aggregator/company is intended for. Please help stop this evil website and protect the citizens of this country. Slander, libel, and defamation of character are criminal offenses. We hope and we pray that you protect the innocent and demand reform from this company.
Sincerely,
[Your name]
go here and sign http://www.change.org/petitions/end-or-reform...
Your a Idiot and put a dress on or something.

“Is who I am”

Since: Aug 08

Scottsville

#9 Nov 13, 2011
The Scottsville Avenger wrote:
won't happen huh?
Topix charges $19.99 for “expedited review” of posts which violate Topix’ Terms of Service.
They succeeded in getting topix to stop this practice,
Lets see just how much "won't happen" will do.
Did I stutter????
Won't
Happen.....

Since: Sep 11

Cave by big rock

#10 Nov 13, 2011
tinponyrider wrote:
LMFAO...Topix not a legit news source. Ha! You get more of the truth by reading topix than reading the newspaper. You just got to know what and what not to believe.
Avenger just upset because his panties are stuck in his camel toe.

“Is who I am”

Since: Aug 08

Scottsville

#11 Nov 13, 2011
That's true, tinponyrider.
I actually find things out here before anywhere else.
TRUE things.

“TELLING IT LIKE IT IS”

Since: Apr 09

FARTSBURG

#12 Nov 13, 2011
THE PRIMATE wrote:
<quoted text>Avenger just upset because his panties are stuck in his camel toe.
I am upset too, Primate. That ugly nasty camel toe makes me vomit.

Since: Aug 11

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#13 Nov 20, 2011
Now is the time.

“Finding An Important Lesson.”

Since: May 08

Parts Unknown

#14 Nov 20, 2011
DEER OBAMAR,

PLEEZE BURN DOWN THE INTERWEBS I GOT MADE FUN OF NOBUDDY LISUNIN TO ME I NEED GIRL FRIND. AND CHILD MOLD LESTERS AND STUFF READ THIS WHEN NOT WEKKIN IT TO PORN UNA FART MEAN TO ME AND HIS FRINDS.

PS - make McDonalds do the McRib year 'round.

UR NAME
would sign if i could

Scottsville, KY

#15 Nov 20, 2011
Im with you Avenger. This website is just a place for people to sit around and produce unbeliveble amounts of libel. This website has caused much harm to many families. Mostly coming from the same people who are commenting on this post now. These people on here are rediculous and immature.

Since: Sep 11

Cave by big rock

#16 Nov 20, 2011
The Scottsville Avenger wrote:
Now is the time.
Goody your going on a long trip back to the nut house.

Since: Nov 11

Location hidden

#17 Nov 20, 2011
would sign if i could wrote:
Im with you Avenger. This website is just a place for people to sit around and produce unbeliveble amounts of libel. This website has caused much harm to many families. Mostly coming from the same people who are commenting on this post now. These people on here are rediculous and immature.
if you dont like it, dont come here and read it. who do you think is the stupid one here. you, the one that complains about a thing your not forced to read. Or us, the ones that enjoy being here and use it as a tool for entertainment.

“TELLING IT LIKE IT IS”

Since: Apr 09

FARTSBURG

#18 Nov 20, 2011
would sign if i could wrote:
Im with you Avenger. This website is just a place for people to sit around and produce unbeliveble amounts of libel. This website has caused much harm to many families. Mostly coming from the same people who are commenting on this post now. These people on here are rediculous and immature.
No people bring harm to themselves and their family by the stupid illegal crap they do. You really should stop making silly immature posts. Gees.
Chris

Gradyville, KY

#19 Nov 20, 2011
THE UNA FARTER wrote:
<quoted text>
No people bring harm to themselves and their family by the stupid illegal crap they do. You really should stop making silly immature posts. Gees.
Like you talking about a sick person here in the ville all the time and referring to his privates, does it make you feel good running SH down, he is a friend of mine and is a lot better person than you will ever be, Regina.
yup

Richlands, VA

#20 Nov 21, 2011
I agree. This is a shit website

“Is who I am”

Since: Aug 08

Scottsville

#21 Nov 21, 2011
Chris wrote:
<quoted text>
Like you talking about a sick person here in the ville all the time and referring to his privates, does it make you feel good running SH down, he is a friend of mine and is a lot better person than you will ever be, Regina.
So, now your name is Chris, Mary AND Regina? Wow. MORON!

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