Cassandra Mayers is keen to let her fellow bogots know about “teh_evils_of_mooslems”. Here’s last week’s effort courtesy of a beat-up from UK fishwrapper the Daily Mail.
Accuracy? Very dubious. Relevance to Australia? Nil
The week before she was incensed that commercial stations were going to show some informational ads prepared by Muslim organisations and directed specifically at ignorant people like her. So she took herself over to petition site Change.org and started a petition
And it’s a very shoddy effort indeed. Lots of cut-and-paste from hate sites, lots of cut-and-paste supposed Qur’an verses and lots of apocryphal myths. Plus some of the usual suspects who have signed it and added their own ill-informed comments.
Now there are a couple of things to note about these Change.org petitions. Firstly, they are really designed for citizens alert organisations to make some positive social change or to right a wrong. They are not designed for the ill-informed to rant about their pet hatreds.
Cassandra has targeted Julie Flynn from the Free TV organisation – the peak body for free-to-air television networks. Obviously she erroneously believes a media executive like Julie Flynn is going to read her misinformed rant and believe it.
Like other social media Change.org has Terms of Service (TOS) and these are extracts from some of the relevant TOS from that organisation.
In addition, you agree not to use the Service or the Site to:
…upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make available any content that we deem to be harmful, threatening, unlawful, defamatory, infringing, abusive, inflammatory, harassing, vulgar, obscene, fraudulent, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
…upload, post, transmit, share, store or otherwise make available content that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or that would otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law;
And, Change.org’s Community Guidelines state:
…hate speech (which includes, but is not limited to, speech which attacks or demeans a group based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, and sexual orientation/gender identity) is not allowed.
If people wish to complain about the content of this petition you may do so here though we cannot vouch for the speed at which the complaint will be resolved.