All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Online Petitions’

Kanye West Is an ‘Insult to Music Fans,’ Says Online Petition Wanting Him Booted from Festival

Apparently under the odd impression that Kanye West is not entertaining, a UK man has started a Change.org petition in the hopes of convincing the Glastonbury music festival to cancel his show. This week, Glastonbury announced that Kanye would headline the festival’s Saturday night lineup, and Neil Lonsdale immediately created a petition. “Kanye West is an insult to music fans …

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Facebook Confirms It’s Removing ‘Feeling Fat’ Emoji Following Petition

UPDATE: Facebook has confirmed it’s removing the option. “We’ve heard from our community that listing ‘feeling fat’ as an option for status updates could reinforce negative body image, particularly for people struggling with eating disorders. So we’re going to remove ‘feeling fat’ from the list of options. We’ll continue to listen to feedback as we think about ways to help …

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Facebook’s ‘Feeling Fat’ Status Draws Ire, Petition

Last year, Facebook added the ability to supplement your normal status updates with emojis linked to certain feelings and activities. There are now hundreds of options. But a couple of the “feeling” emoji options are rubbing some activists the wrong way – and they want Facebook to remove them. A Change.org petition demanding Facebook remove the “feeling fat” emoji is …

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My Husband’s Not Gay: TLC Show Draws Ire, Fast-Growing Petition

TLC is planning to air an hour-long special this month titled My Husband’s Not Gay, which the network says “follows four men living in Salt Lake City, Utah, who don’t identify themselves as homosexual despite having an attraction to men”. Unsurprisingly, this is a decision that isn’t sitting well with some. “This show is downright irresponsible,” said GLAAD President & …

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White House Petition Site We The People Has Seen Over 363,000 Petitions in Three Years

We the People, the White House’s oft-beleaguered but still culturally relevant and surprisingly popular online petition site, just turned three. So, how’s it doing? Pretty good, in terms of participation. The White House has just released the numbers and in three years, We the People has seen 363,908 total petitions, garnering 21,882,419 total signatures, from over 15 million total users. …

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‘Mike Brown Law’ Petition to Make All Cops Wear Cameras Tops White House Threshold

A petition to require all state, county, and local police officers to wear body cameras has blown past the signature threshold on The White House’s We The People online petition site in just a week. This prompts The White House, at least in theory, to craft a response. Petition creator J.C. from Hephzibah, Georgia (petitioners on the We The People …

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Tim Howard National Airport Has a Nice Ring to It, So Do Your Patriotic Duty and Sign This Petition

It’s the morning after a USA World Cup loss so you’re understandably a bit depressed. It was such a good run and we came so close to somehow pulling out the victory over Belgium. But look at it this way – how exciting is 2018 going to be, right? Not only that, but we have plenty of USMNT soccer to …

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White House Makes It Easier to Sign Petitions

The White House’s online petition site We The People, despite its many flaws and shortcomings, is pretty damn popular. According to the White House, it has over 14 million users and has logged over 21 million signatures in the couple of years it’s been up and running. Last year, they had to up the signature threshold to 100,000 for a …

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Deport Justin Bieber Petition Gets a Non-Response Response

It took the White House nearly three months to respond to one of the most popular petitions to ever hit the We The People online petition site–and they didn’t really respond at all, unless you count “no response” as a response. I mean, it’s kind of a response. For any Justin Bieber haters out there that thought the Obama administration …

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Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales Calls Bullsh*t on Alt-Medicine Petitioners

If you look up “Emotional Freedom Techniques” on Wikipedia, you’ll see that it is “is generally characterized as pseudoscience and has not garnered significant support in clinical psychology.” If you look up “Thought Field Therapy on Wikipedia, you’ll find that “there is no scientific evidence that [it] is effective, and the American Psychological Association has stated that it ‘lacks a …

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Comedian Petitions Obama to Formally Label Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni a ‘Ding-Dong-Boob-Poopy’

Comedian Eugene Mirman has pretty solid proposal for how President Obama should handle Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni. He should publicly call him a “ding-dong-boob-poopy.” Oh yeah, and then he should spend a little bit of time trying to convince the controversial leader to off himself. It’s all right there in an official petition on the White House’s We The People …

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The Deport Justin Bieber White House Petition Tops 100,000 Signatures

Over one hundred thousand people want Canadian pop star Justin Bieber to go back to Canada. Well, not exactly “go back” on his own volition – it’s more like they hope he is forcibly removed by the U.S. government. A “Deport Justin Bieber and Revoke His Green Card” petition popped up on the White House’s We The People online petition …

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