Apparently some of you are not aware of the fact that freedom of speech is not protected here because this forum is the private property of Topix. They can exercise the same rights in censoring you here that you can exercise in your own living room. While the public is entitled to its uses, it’s still private property.
Everyone has house rules and they have every right enforce those rules, I can’t come to your house and just say anything I please because it’s your house, you would have every right to ask me to leave if I did. The same applies here, this is Topix’s house and the forums mods and admins are required to uphold Topix’s rules.(However they might not always do so)
Although the constitution of the US guarantees that Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech, this website
is not Congress. Freedom of speech rights do not extend to this privately owned website. The ToS/RoC of this website governs the behaviors and activities of the members. If you choose not to follow the guidelines agreed to during posting, the result can be action to your posting account up to and including a permanent ban on your posting privileges altogether (account or not). If you feel you cannot abide by those documents, this may not be the place for you.
There hundreds of places on the internet that allow filth, slanderous comments and outright attacks in the name of the first amendment, but none as bad as Topix. This site, run by a group in Palo Alto, California, allows attacks on everyone from children, schools, community officials, the elderly to local pastors from your church. In fact, in one of the local Topix sites, out of their first 100 threads, 97 had posts that directly violate, their own terms of Service and are littered with posts that violate slander, liable and defamation laws. That may all becoming to an end very soon though, and it couldn’t happen soon enough.
Several lawyers and dozens of people we have talked to including people from the Attorney Generals Office in California, have said, enough is enough. First and foremost, what is being requested is that Topix institute a registration system to better track the offenders who apparently have nothing better to do than to attack people without having to register. Secondly, if the court agrees, all ISP’s, of those making the derogatory posts, will be turned over to attorneys for those individuals who request to be included in this movement. This has nothing to do with freedom of speech, but more to hold those who make these slanderous comments to be held for their comments.
This is movement is for anyone and everyone who has had their name posted on Topix and was defamed, slandered, or outright lied about. The people making these posts need to be held accountable for their posts. This will surely allow people who were slandered to be able to be part of a class action suit seeking monetary compensation and bans placed on Topix as well as those who post slanderous comments while hiding behind a computer.
East KY Truth has set up an email for those who have been slandered to send their information to. firstname.lastname@example.org
You must do the following to join this action:
1) you must submit a request for Topix to remove the derogatory post and or thread.
2) You must copy and paste the derogatory post to a Word Document. Email this document along with the following:
A) Your email Address
B) Full Name
It does not matter what town you are from to join this event. Simply email us your document containing the attack on you. Please understand, this will not happen over night. Our main goal right now is to stop those making these attacks, then to find out who they are, and finally, make them pay for there attacks. We expect Topix to fully cooperate once all the information has been filed and the participation of those slandered begin to take shape.
Topix has shown it has become the breeding ground for cowards who have to hide behind a computer and slander others. These type of people must learn this is not how society works nor accepts this type of behavior without severe consequences.