Topix Forums Abuse - Topix - Cyberbullying, Defamation, Slander & Abuse

Apr 25, 2011 Full story: toxictopix.webs.com 686

TOPIX is a "news" website located in Palo Alto, CA who is majority owned by Gannett (USA Today's parent), McClatchy and Tribune. Topix allows people to post anonymous hate, racism, defamation and cyberbullying in their forums. They do not review posts first and they barely moderate 100,000 posts a day. Old posts are never archived. Not ever.

Hundreds of innocent American's have repeatedly reported abuse to TOPIX about harassment, cyber bullying, cyber stalking, antisemitism, harmed personal reputations, harmed business reputations and other damage over lies, personal attacks and outdated outbursts.
RACISM

WHEN BOYCOTTING ISN'T ENOUGH!

http://www.change.org/petitions/end-or-reform-topixcom- Full Story
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#1 Apr 25, 2011
Sometimes when a company is making millions of dollars it becomes all they care about. When that happens and the company is causing harm to others by running in a irresponsible manner then it is the responsibility of society to hold them accountable.

If the article is correct it states that there are only ten moderators for the entire website which is not nearly enough and not effective.

“HOREM AKHET”

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#2 Apr 25, 2011
Inisa Love wrote:
Sometimes when a company is making millions of dollars it becomes all they care about. When that happens and the company is causing harm to others by running in a irresponsible manner then it is the responsibility of society to hold them accountable.
If the article is correct it states that there are only ten moderators for the entire website which is not nearly enough and not effective.
Maybe people shouldn't take topix, or the internet too seriously-Personally, when i log off, none of this even matters.

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#3 Apr 25, 2011
Well there are those who do and those who want to do something about it. For those who do the information is HERE. They can utilize it, pass it along, or ignore it altogether but the info is here all the same.

“HOREM AKHET”

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#4 Apr 25, 2011
Inisa Love wrote:
Well there are those who do and those who want to do something about it. For those who do the information is HERE. They can utilize it, pass it along, or ignore it altogether but the info is here all the same.
Well for you, how potent are a stranger's words on the computer,in affecting your emotions?

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#5 Apr 25, 2011
rameses326 wrote:
<quoted text>Well for you, how potent are a stranger's words on the computer,in affecting your emotions?
It doesn't. They are not in My reality.

“HOREM AKHET”

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#6 Apr 25, 2011
Inisa Love wrote:
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It doesn't. They are not in My reality.
Good for you- Now when it comes to this particular forum-even though it's only the internet, and half of the participants come here to frolic-this could have been used as a venue for blacks to edify some type of unity, or simply engage in productive dialogue. Why in the world would some of these overemotional people allow racists or trolls to preclude this when they could have simply ignored-they underestimated the effect of just not replying to someone after they say something stupid.

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#7 Apr 25, 2011
rameses326 wrote:
<quoted text>Good for you- Now when it comes to this particular forum-even though it's only the internet, and half of the participants come here to frolic-this could have been used as a venue for blacks to edify some type of unity, or simply engage in productive dialogue. Why in the world would some of these overemotional people allow racists or trolls to preclude this when they could have simply ignored-they underestimated the effect of just not replying to someone after they say something stupid.
I don't know but they can't seem to do that. Which would of been effective if done collectively as a whole.

There those from all walks of life that would like to see a change with this website as a whole. Not just this forum. So information is put forth to help them accomplish that goal. At least they know it is there if they do not know where to look.

“THIS ACCOUNT IS CLOSED!”

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#8 Apr 25, 2011
"Random Thoughts"

What if i were to join this petition against topix, and in reaction to doing that Topix administrators decided to dredge up every post i ever posted on this website. Any judge in any courtroom would look at my past posts and i would be looked at as being no better than the people i am petitioning against.

When i first came here to topix nobody warned me that there were racist whites here at the forum. So when i encountered them i would argue back and forth with them calling them pecker woods, rednecks, trailer trash etc. Which makes me no better than these racist whites in regard to fighting them legally.

I don't have clean hands here at this forum therefore i can't participate in this petition against anybody.

Its the same situation in this life we live as black people. We hate the white man and his system and talk against it But how many blacks date and marry white people? How many of us eat in their restaurants? How many of us were hired by them? Rent their apartments?

These kinds of things have to be considered when you up and decide to fight people legally. All those Asians stores we burned down during the LA riots, But how many of us still shop in Asian stores or eat their food?

We are hypocrites at best. And i really don't think its just the white racists that come here and attack us here at the forum, and i don't just mean the fact that Asians, Mexicans, do it too. But some of these people are black that come here and attack blacks.

I know of two blacks that have attacked me along with these racist whites, A black singer and her black fan club president. Although he will tell you he's Dominican when asked.

There is a reason why me and other blacks continue to come here and post at topix, We have our answer that topix is a racist website but yet we are still here in a tug of war with these racist whites so evidently we like it.

“GREAT MEN HAVE GREAT FAULTS”

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#9 Apr 25, 2011
Topix TOS don't mean squat. Basically, it says if you don't like Topix you don't have to log on.

Any intelligent individual can take it from there and file complaints with the FBI and the FTC.

I repeat "intelligent individuals". It takes mature individuals to be intelligent.

“Let's talk to each other:”

Since: Apr 10

NOT about each other!

#10 Apr 25, 2011
Thorson wrote:
"Random Thoughts"
What if i were to join this petition against topix, and in reaction to doing that Topix administrators decided to dredge up every post i ever posted on this website. Any judge in any courtroom would look at my past posts and i would be looked at as being no better than the people i am petitioning against.
When i first came here to topix nobody warned me that there were racist whites here at the forum. So when i encountered them i would argue back and forth with them calling them pecker woods, rednecks, trailer trash etc. Which makes me no better than these racist whites in regard to fighting them legally.
I don't have clean hands here at this forum therefore i can't participate in this petition against anybody.
Its the same situation in this life we live as black people. We hate the white man and his system and talk against it But how many blacks date and marry white people? How many of us eat in their restaurants? How many of us were hired by them? Rent their apartments?
These kinds of things have to be considered when you up and decide to fight people legally. All those Asians stores we burned down during the LA riots, But how many of us still shop in Asian stores or eat their food?
We are hypocrites at best. And i really don't think its just the white racists that come here and attack us here at the forum, and i don't just mean the fact that Asians, Mexicans, do it too. But some of these people are black that come here and attack blacks.
I know of two blacks that have attacked me along with these racist whites, A black singer and her black fan club president. Although he will tell you he's Dominican when asked.
There is a reason why me and other blacks continue to come here and post at topix, We have our answer that topix is a racist website but yet we are still here in a tug of war with these racist whites so evidently we like it.
A good comment. In mu opinion, it is filled with common sense, respect and good logic. Thanks.

“Let's talk to each other:”

Since: Apr 10

NOT about each other!

#11 Apr 25, 2011
Should have read "in my opinion".

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#12 Apr 25, 2011
Inisa Love wrote:
Sometimes when a company is making millions of dollars it becomes all they care about. When that happens and the company is causing harm to others by running in a irresponsible manner then it is the responsibility of society to hold them accountable.
If the article is correct it states that there are only ten moderators for the entire website which is not nearly enough and not effective.
Don't you just hate freedom of speech?

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#13 Apr 25, 2011
That doesn't apply to topix website from what I understand. According to the moderators of this site "The Freedom Of Speech" rule does not apply here.

No, you don't have the freedom to harass, stalk, slander, and use racist hate speech against others.

The governmental terms of freedom of speech does not apply to that.

“GREAT MEN HAVE GREAT FAULTS”

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#14 Apr 25, 2011
Inisa Love wrote:
That doesn't apply to topix website from what I understand. According to the moderators of this site "The Freedom Of Speech" rule does not apply here.
No, you don't have the freedom to harass, stalk, slander, and use racist hate speech against others.
The governmental terms of freedom of speech does not apply to that.
There are restrictions to freedom of speech that are being grossly overlooked.

Don't limit thinking to bubba
Ankhsanamen

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#15 Apr 25, 2011
CaptainDelight wrote:
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Don't you just hate freedom of speech?
Fire!! Psyche. Just exercising my freedom of speech.
Third Coast

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#16 Apr 25, 2011
Inisa Love wrote:
That doesn't apply to topix website from what I understand. According to the moderators of this site "The Freedom Of Speech" rule does not apply here.
No, you don't have the freedom to harass, stalk, slander, and use racist hate speech against others.
The governmental terms of freedom of speech does not apply to that.
I guarantee you nobody has ever had their arm twisted and forced to log on. People are aware of and know exactly what they can expect once they throw their hat in the ring and actively participate in the threads. It may sound crude, but the fact of the matter is, if they can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. Some threads provoke high spirited debates while others are more benign. You seem to dwell on the negative. Some posters are quite knowledgeable and can and have exhibited considerable wisdom on highly provocative subjects, while others tend to go for the quick joke. This is the nature of any venue of discussions no matter where you go because you are dealing with the entire spectrum of personalities. It's all about point-counterpoint. Some people take to that format like a fish to water while others are more reserved. Putting restraints on the freedoms that are in place would suffocate the forum and defeat the purpose. In essence, it's like most everything else. You have to take the good with the bad.
asst zone merch spv

Windermere, FL

#17 Apr 25, 2011
Inisa Love wrote:
Sometimes when a company is making millions of dollars it becomes all they care about.
So,






.....you work for Walmart, huh?

“GREAT MEN HAVE GREAT FAULTS”

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#18 Apr 25, 2011
Don't think like bubba. He's using cognitive thinking and herds our thinking onto a chute
tracy

Potsdam, NY

#19 Apr 25, 2011
Ankhsanamen wrote:
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Fire!! Psyche. Just exercising my freedom of speech.
No one is forced to come here. If you are uncomfortable with the discussions, don't come here. It's pretty simple.
tracy

Potsdam, NY

#20 Apr 25, 2011
Oops, sorry Ankhsanamen, my post wasn't directed at you....... I must have hit the reply button on your post :(

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