I think the most important idea is to remember that there have been times throughout American history where what is right is not the same as what is legal – Edward Snowden
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
Life-destructive Law, Enabler of Brutal Tyranny, Silencer
Section 230 of the Communications “Decency” Act, has been the powerful shield for Topix, against ALL Accountability – both legally and with the media – for the massive human rights violations, deaths, crimes, safety endangerment’s, that have happened on the site.
The only comparable analogies go back to the most authoritarian regimes, as to a “law” which is put in place which enables harm to innocent people.
But this “law” is well-supported by all the sites, who do not want to have accountability for what is posted. In some cases, this makes sense, but in the case of Topix, it is absurd.
The large, International size of the site – Topix forums are in almost every city in the entire Country and around the World – the enablement of the posting of dangerous personal information like addresses and phone numbers, the enablement and encouragement of libel on the site, the forums in so many cities, has abused this law to allow for gross safety infringement.
With its protection, Safety, is no longer the number one priority. Unjust laws can be deadly. Section 230 has been.
With its protection, the People’s Safety, the safety of people across the Country and the safety of people around the World, has been put at great risk!
Henry David Thoreau
“Unjust laws exist; shall we be content to obey them, or shall we endeavor to amend them, and obey them until we have succeeded, or shall we transgress them at once?
Men generally, under such a government as this, think that they ought to wait until they have persuaded the majority to alter them. They think that, if they should resist, the remedy would be worse than the evil.
But it is the fault of the government itself that the remedy is worse than the evil. It makes it worse.
Why is it not more apt to anticipate and provide for reform? Why does it not cherish its wise minority? Why does it cry and resist before it is hurt?
Why does it not encourage its citizens to be on the alert to point out its faults, and do better than it would have them?”
The People, have paid the price for this unjust law, and they have asked and asked, why so much harm is being allowed, does anybody care??? As this woman did:
Ask Topix President Chris Tolles To Change Topix or Resign: Topix Head, Chris Tolles needs to start caring about human life.
Tolles and the Topix company even allows average citizens’ names to be posted in the various forums and other people are given free reign to attack that person. Yet when Topix advertises it claims to be a source for news. Allowing a regular citizen’s name to be posted and torn apart is not news. Also having drug forums where drug users go into the site and try to sell drugs online is illegal.
The reason Chris Tolles refuses to do anything is because he clearly is not concerned about users or reputations. Since the Topix company cannot be directly sued (only individual users can), there is no incentive for Chris Tolles to clean up his site. People are committing suicide over being bullied over the internet and by Topix not doing even the smallest of things shows a lack of concern for human life.
I have asked and asked also. It was so obvious! There was a huge lack of concern for human life going on. End it. But Topix did not care at all to be told this, and heavily trolled me and others, with corporate trolls. I spoke out there to them about it, told them I was going to get the press onto them, that made them mad.
This tyrant has never hidden his intentions with the site, its encouragement and enablement of harassment of innocent people:
We here at Topix are champions of free speech and will cheerfully enable anonymous insults and salacious gossip
You don’t get to gag the users to not talk about you.
In any case, we have no legal responsibility to do anything for you
Referring to you” isn’t actionable according to the law, our policy, or common sense. In 2012 everyone is to one degree or another, a public figure.
“In 2012 everyone is to one degree or another, a public figure.” No they are not! Innocent people, should not have their lives be open targets. Hello?
And remember, no where can someone be attacked as viciously as they are on Topix, where anything-goes harassment is allowed, where private phone numbers and addresses are posted. This total menace to everyone’s safety, is being practiced on Topix, talk about terrorism… its domestic and emotional terrorism, and on a massive scale.
“In general, You don’t get to control the speech of others talking about you.””
Oh but how much effort Tolles and Topix put out to Control what goes on, on their site. They are total hypocrites.
Topix is as paranoid as a company getting away with what they are, would be! You bet they use corporate trolls to patrol their forum and swipe at criticism or dissent to their authority. They were all over this thread I made to try and address the outrageous trolling I and the Topix Keepers were facing on their main Topix forum, right under the eyes of the Mods.
Message to the Topix Mods
Pasadena Ginny: Don’t bother posting the screen shots. We already know what’s on your hard drive.
Pasadena Ginny: Why not type it on your computer and we can check your spelling.
Pasadena Ginny: That it will Viginia, March 15, 2011. Would you like me to put a little reminder in your Documents folder?
Handmaiden Of Satan: I’ve already gone into her calenders and put in the anniversary dates to pop up in 2012. You should see the e-mails in her mailbox! OMG!
The Topix Mods not only sat back to watch the Act, they participated in it and when asked why the Mods weren’t stopping it:
Area51alert: And not one mod is willing to do anything.
Carl Bad: The mods don’t care.
In hindsight I realized that XKeyscore was previewed on Topix 2 years before the Snowden revelation! The site is so corrupt, without a doubt this has been a magnent for other corruption.
Chris Tolles clearly got a kick out of the show. A performing troll himself, he even played a role in it on Twitter:
He was gloating about his role in the previewing and use of the Spy Toyz he and his SV pals were so fond of, they and the NSA.
XKeyscore: NSA tool collects ‘nearly everything a user does on the internet’
Ever since the Snowden revelations have come out, Tolles has been busy playing “innocent”. Its all an act with the man because he has so much to hide.
Racist trolls paid to incite and spread racism
This poster on the African American forum noticed the same thing as I did on the site, the use of paid trolls on Topix:
Topix hires gangs of trolls to flood it’s forums
THE RELIC: Log onto any racist website and you will find Topix recruiting rascist to stalk, harass, insult and degrade members.
Topix also hires individuals to troll it’s forums
Another commentator said he has noticed it also:
Unique2: “Topix hires gangs of trolls to flood it’s forums”
So someone else has figured that out as well. It’s obvious and I’ve been saying it for years. Topix makes its money from advertisement and they hire posters to make controversial and outrageous post with the sole purpose of getting attention and making threads last longer. Some of these phony posters are pretending to be white racist, or foreign blacks, while others claim to be Black Americans; but say things no Black American would say.
I would agree, I have seen comments clearly written by whites pretending to be black to incite angry racist responses, many times, like here on the Atlanta, GA forum:
Why are there so many fat and ugly black women in Atlanta?
Topix Breaks Section 230
Its all so lawless!!! They even breaks the heartless law itself.
Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act
Topix isn’t even keeping to Section 230, its use of corporate trolls violates this mandate of it:
The information must be “provided by another information content provider,” i.e., the defendant must not be the “information content provider” of the harmful information at issue.
Their use of corporate trolls, violates this. Previewing new spy toys? I would say that “information” is coming directly from the content provider/site management.
Topix’s lawyers have abused Section 230 of the Communications “Decency” Act, to shield all that goes on, on the site including mortally violent racist threats. They do not care about human life, those “law”yers.
End the Protection of unjust Laws, Reform Section 230.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal. – MLK
Thoreau said it, Edward Snowden said it, MLK said it and so have many others, unjust laws, ones that shelter harm, are not Just.
Human life has value. Safety is important, essential.