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FORMAL LETTER TO:

The President of the United States, The U.S. Senate, and The U.S. House of Representatives

There is an increasingly dangerous cyberbullying/hate site on the internet which has largely been allowed to fly under the radar for much too long despite numerous human rights violations and criminal activity. The company is called Topix and their base of operation is Palo Alto, California. This company has abused and destroyed what our forefathers meant by the first amendment and it is time something was done before even more people have their lives permanently ruined by what is basically an unethical, evil company.

Topix shamefully allows and basically encourages libel and defamation to occur literally by the second with vicious, vile attacks on innocent citizens including children and makes a profit from it. Topix is also a potential haven for sexual predators who prey on children. More and more information is coming out about the devastating effects cyberbullying has on people, especially this country's most precious commodity, our children. This is why there must be strong 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.These are illegal activities but the government has been slow to react despite the fact criminal behavior is not protected by the first amendment.

The way the Topix forums work is each town and city are given their own Topix site. For example, you can conduct a google search for Monticello, Kentucky Topix, or any other town and city in America 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 registeration (a disaster for a company with that many forums), to post anything they want about any person in the country. This means that thousands of people have had their livelihoods, reputations, and possibly even their lives destroyed or ended because of the lack of business ethics this company has shown. Even if a person choses to try and ignore this company, if someone's name or business is posted on Topix, it can ruin them for life and thousands of Americans can verify this as being fact.

In many areas, especially small towns where little actual news happens, users are slandering other people without Topix moderating their forums or holding anyone accountable. Because of a ridiculous lack of internet laws, companies like Topix do not feel they have to run an ethical business and can basically do what they want. Most people are forced to become victims with help not a possibility. The average person cannot afford to pay thousands in legal fees to hire an attorney who often cannot do much to help with the problem.

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Cyberbullying has become a very serious issue and libel is NOT PROTECTED by the Constitution.

How many more people must commit suicide over cyberbullying, stalking, and flat out lies for the government to wake up. How would you feel if you lost your child over a company like Topix and knew you hadn't made an effort to stop companies such as this? 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?

Without you help, most people are left without options. Even if you report a topic as being inappropriate, Topix does not make a guarantee they will ever remove what is being said. Recently Topix 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 stating they plan to do nothing. It is obvious their intention was simply to mock the Attorney Generals who were trying to help people tortured by this horrific site.

This lack of ethics makes Topix a haven for sexual predators and cowards willing to destroy others. This is not freedom of speech. Private citizens have a Constitutional right for life, liberty, and happiness. Many innocent people have been called anything from drug users to pedofiles, or accused of other things. This can and has destroyed reputations with much of the hatred targeted toward children. There have been countless reports that people have been forced to move to another town or city because their name has been destroyed by this site, yet Topix continue to get away with it. Is this because newspaper companies, the Tribune, McClatchy, and Gannett hold stock in this company and the media and government are afraid they will receive bad press?

We, the people, encourage you to do a search and find your own town or city's site and you will be horrified by much of what you see with no accountability. While we appreciate the efforts of over 30 attorney generals, 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 get hurt over this site or even worse. It is outrageous that this is allowed in the United States of America. We beg of you to understand the seriousness of this letter and issue and we, the people, are asking for the forums section to be removed and/or better moderated with accountability for those who slander and libel other people's names. We have even seen doctors, lawyers, teachers, and pastors names libeled on this site. We are also very concerned about the number of sexual predators roaming the internet. Topix is the perfect venue for them because there are no rules on Topix.

This is a very serious issue. There are groups on facebook and websites popping up trying to get this site banned or reformed because people's lives have been destroyed. We ask you one moe time, how would each one of you feel if your own children had their names slandered, were attacked by a sexual predator, accused of committing crimes or other horrible things?

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 that has no accountability. Thousands of innocent people are being victimized including our children by the second. Slander, libel, and defamation of character are criminal offenses. We hope and we pray that you protect the innocent and do something quickly or sadly more suicides over cyberbullying are almost guaranteed to occur.

Sign the Petition: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/end_or_r...
Gandhi Singh

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Stop making stuff up and spoiling our fun you stupid turd
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Much of the content is really inappropriate since it can easily be accessed by very young people without an age content agreement + other things. It would be better if users had to join the site to post so that users violating terms and conditions of the site can be deleted.
No one should be made to feel like comitting suicide by an internet site and there sould be suicide hotline numbers or something visually available :(
Since there are advertisements, I imagine Topix managers get paid to run the website~ so it's appopriate to have workplace safety guidelines and ethics in order to protect mental health ect.

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Australia doesn't have a Bill of Rights so why the hell are you writing to MY PRESIDENT.

Australia's Gandhi,Julian Assange, is a CYBER TERRORIST who is putting 300 million at risk. MY COUNTRY! Do you care? You cheer that Assange sonofabitch on, yet you piss and moan about some wack job in Sydney Turd Skin.
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The reason Topix will be shut down is because people keep posting the truth that there were no commercial plane crashes on 9-11. Just like Wikileaks the US will threaten and shut down anything it wants if it exposes the US crimes.
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Gottaliv wrote:
FORMAL LETTER TO:
The President of the United States, The U.S. Senate, and The U.S. House of Representatives
There is an increasingly dangerous cyberbullying/hate site on the internet which has largely been allowed to fly under the radar for much too long despite numerous human rights violations and criminal activity..........
This was inevitable.

The only ones complaining about petitions like this are those who cause them in the first place by abusing the site.
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Mr Humbert wrote:
Australia doesn't have a Bill of Rights so why the hell are you writing to MY PRESIDENT.
Australia's Gandhi,Julian Assange, is a CYBER TERRORIST who is putting 300 million at risk. MY COUNTRY! Do you care? You cheer that Assange sonofabitch on, yet you piss and moan about some wack job in Sydney Turd Skin.
In case the Petition has effect, maybe you should beat the rush and start being civil. You have plenty of Stateside Topix forums to infest if you must. Why come here?

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Mr Humbert wrote:
Australia doesn't have a Bill of Rights so why the hell are you writing to MY PRESIDENT.
Australia's Gandhi,Julian Assange, is a CYBER TERRORIST who is putting 300 million at risk. MY COUNTRY! Do you care? You cheer that Assange sonofabitch on, yet you piss and moan about some wack job in Sydney Turd Skin.
lol It would be more useful if written to the people who run topix ^_^`

I'm concerned about the information JA leaked regarding North Korea. I consider the information JA has leaked as possibly more of a safety hazard to countries in South East Asia and the Middle East than America, but every life is a life, really.

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Mr Humbert wrote:
Australia doesn't have a Bill of Rights so why the hell are you writing to MY PRESIDENT.
Australia's Gandhi,Julian Assange, is a CYBER TERRORIST who is putting 300 million at risk. MY COUNTRY! Do you care? You cheer that Assange sonofabitch on, yet you piss and moan about some wack job in Sydney Turd Skin.
I'm not writing to YOUR PRESIDENT you dipstick, that's only one of several petitions started by YOUR lot. Our Prime Minister's already been notified, along with the AFP and the media but the floods here are taking precedent at the moment... that's more important than a shit site like TOXIC!

As for Assange, seems like the only person he's put in danger is himself. Grow up you stupid doodle.
TBA

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Gottaliv wrote:
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I'm not writing to YOUR PRESIDENT you dipstick, that's only one of several petitions started by YOUR lot. Our Prime Minister's already been notified, along with the AFP and the media but the floods here are taking precedent at the moment... that's more important than a shit site like TOXIC!
As for Assange, seems like the only person he's put in danger is himself. Grow up you stupid doodle.
hey gotta, the aussie floods made it onto the news over here. How is your neck of the woods? Hope all is well.

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TBA wrote:
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hey gotta, the aussie floods made it onto the news over here. How is your neck of the woods? Hope all is well.
That doesn't surprise me, Oz seems to be the flavour of the month everywhere - especially with the troll babies here!

By some freak of nature my town missed the major brunt of things, just a mini tornado which un-roofed a few houses and up-rooted trees on Christmas day and heaps of local flooding... and we won't mention the rain!!!
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There were no commercial plane crashes on 9-11.

http://www.infowars.com/911-truth-kevin-ryan-...
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5wctw46jue56vujw64cuvw4 wrote:
There were no commercial plane crashes on 9-11.
http://www.infowars.com/911-truth-kevin-ryan-...
If this site collapses it will be precisely because of malicious Spammers like you.

When that happens, what will you do? Find another site to destroy??

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5wctw46jue56vujw64cuvw4 wrote:
There were no commercial plane crashes on 9-11.
http://www.infowars.com/911-truth-kevin-ryan-...
Spam notification. Action pending.[S.N.A.P.]
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5wctw46jue56vujw64cuvw4 wrote:
There were no commercial plane crashes on 9-11.
http://www.infowars.com/911-truth-kevin-ryan-...
there were no commercial floods on911.
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There were no commercial plane crashes on 9-11. Your relative may have been aboard the missile? What was your relatives name? Did they buy their ticket with a credit card by any chance? NO....NONE of the supposed passengers bought their tickets with a credit card. ALL 256 passengers paid WITH CASH on the morning of 9-11 for their tickets?!!!!! WOWOWWOOWOW. Two of the 4 flights were not even scheduled to fly that morning?!?!?!?!?? ALL FOUR planes were making their flight debuts after 9 months in a warehouse?!?!?!?!!?

There were no commercial plane crashes on 9-11. The war on terror is over.

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rqege5iuyb87t7ru65dvy5sy5 wrote:
There were no commercial plane crashes on 9-11. Your relative may have been aboard the missile? What was your relatives name? Did they buy their ticket with a credit card by any chance? NO....NONE of the supposed passengers bought their tickets with a credit card. ALL 256 passengers paid WITH CASH on the morning of 9-11 for their tickets?!!!!! WOWOWWOOWOW. Two of the 4 flights were not even scheduled to fly that morning?!?!?!?!?? ALL FOUR planes were making their flight debuts after 9 months in a warehouse?!?!?!?!!?
There were no commercial plane crashes on 9-11. The war on terror is over.
Spam notification. Action pending.[S.N.A.P.]
Matthew Walters

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Thank you for bringing this to the attention of the crowd down under. We actually believe that the laws in Australia would be more in favor of reforming or reprimanding Topix than those in the USA but if reform were forced in Australia, it would catch the attention of US media. So we hope you will take some action:

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