Translate This Page
Letter to Change.org's CEO about unjust deletion of Belgian anti-5G petition
Reza Ganjavi, MBA, BSc Computer Science, BA Philosophy, Magna Cum Laude, Dean’s Honors, Phi Kappa Phi, Alpha Gamma Sigma
Mr. Ben Rattray, CEO, Change.org
548 Market Street Private Mailbox #29993
San Francisco, CA 94104-5401 USA
Phone: (415) 236-3829
Fax: (415) 520-2154
Carrer de Santaló, 10 1st Floor
08021 Barcelona Spain
Dear Mr. Rattray
Activists trusted your platform. You deleted two large petitions recently. We reviewed your terms of service and community guidelines (see below), and evaluated the text of the petition against it and found no violation. We are working hard to help the world, people, animals, nature, against being constantly microwaved at levels 300+ times the safe limit. If you’re not aware of the topic, please educate yourself, for your own health’s sake. You can visit www.emfcrisis.com – see the scientist video collection for example.
Please evaluate this case, and reinstate the petitions. You cannot betray people’s trust like this, and contradict your own statements about “empowering people” etc. – people trusted you – huge effort was put into a petition – which you recklessly deleted. Please reinstate. Thank you.
One of the petitions is by a young Swiss activist. It had about 70,000 signatures. URL was: https://www.change.org/p/urs-schaeppi-p%C3%A9tition-contre-la-5g-et-ces-dangers
It was deleted on 10 April 2020 – same time as the petition below from Belgium was ruthlessly deleted by you.
PS -- Bill Gates being a major investor in your company should not affect your ethical decisions otherwise money is buying your ethics.
DELETED PETITION TEXT (BELGIUM)
marie laure BERAUD a lancé cette pétition adressée à Gouvernement belge
Alors que nous sommes dans un moment de grande impuissance due au confinement, Proximus en tête décide d'installer la 5G. Or nous connaissons le désastre que cela entraînerait aussi bien pour la faune que pour nous humains.
Est-ce normal d'infliger sans accord préalable de la population un tel fléau?
Nos responsables politiques sont-ils vraiment responsables? On en doute.
Nous ne voulons pas de votre 5G!!!!!
Comment est-ce possible à l'heure où nous avons la preuve des nuisances qu'elle engendrerait, comment est-ce possible alors que la planète est malade de trop de tout ?
Mais nos politiques n'en ont cure car seul le profit compte.
Nous continuons à courir à notre perte et vous les politiques en êtes les responsables. Dans quelle logique mortifère êtes vous donc?
Alors que nous devrions préserver cette nature que nous avons mis à genoux , qu'au lieu de continuer à la détruire nous devrions la chérir et la préserver pour les générations futures, vous nous imposez sa destruction.
A l'heure où nous voyons à quel point nous sommes faibles au regard de cette pandémie il est inadmissible de profiter de ce temps de confinement pour nous imposer cette folie.
NON NON et NON nous ne voulons pas de votre 5G
Marie Laure BERAUD launched this petition addressed to the Belgian Government
While we are in a moment of great powerlessness due to the confinement, Proximus in the lead decides to install the 5G. We are aware of the disaster that this would entail for both wildlife and us humans.
Is it normal to inflict such a scourge without the prior agreement of the population?
Are our politicians really responsible? We doubt it.
We don't want your 5G!!!!!!
How is it possible at a time when we have proof of the nuisance it would cause, how is it possible when the planet is sick with too much of everything?
But our policies don't care because only profit counts.
We continue to run to our doom and you politicians are the ones responsible. What kind of moralistic logic are you in?
When we should be preserving this nature that we have brought to our knees, when instead of continuing to destroy it we should be cherishing it and preserving it for future generations, you are imposing its destruction on us.
At a time when we see how weak we are in the face of this pandemic, it is inadmissible to take advantage of this time of confinement to impose this madness on us.
NO NO and NO we do not want your 5G.
EXCERPT FROM TERMS OF SERVICE
Change.org’s mission is to empower people everywhere to create the change they want to see. We’re an open platform because we believe more change happens when people with different backgrounds and perspectives can participate in the conversation. We do need rules to keep our platforms safe for you, us, and the community. These Terms of Service outline rights and responsibilities related to our platform and services.
These Terms of Service cover your activities on Change.org, our platform that enables people to create the change they want to see. Our platform allows people to start and promote “campaigns”, which include petitions and related actions like creating and sharing content via our platforms and third-party sites and services.
- User content rules
You’re responsible for what you post on our platforms. You should keep your campaigns and other content you upload in line with all Community Guidelines and the law, and respect the intellectual property rights of others. It’s not something we want to do, but we can terminate your account for repeated or major offenses.
Follow our Community Guidelines: When posting content you must follow the Community Guidelines that are applicable to the product or feature you are using.
Abide by the law and respect rights of others: You cannot post any campaign or content that violates applicable local or national laws of your country, or internationallaws or regulations. If your fundraising initiative is not legitimate, don’t start it. You are solely responsible for any campaign, content, and actions you post or take via the platforms and their consequences.
EXCERPT FROM COMMUNITY GUIDELINES
As an open platform, anyone can use Change.org no matter who they are, where they live, and what they believe. This is why you’ll see an extremely wide range of petitions, as they’ve all been created by people in the community.
Our role is to make sure the platform is a powerful vehicle for change while remaining as safe as possible for our users. That’s why we’ve put together these Community Guidelines which, along with our Terms of Service, outline the rules for using Change.org.
Now, here are the things we don’t like to see on Change.org, which may force us to remove content or restrict user accounts. Just so you know, “content” refers to the text and images in petitions, usernames, comments, and anything else you contribute to the platform.
- No hate speech – We’re fans of free speech, but we don’t allow hate speech. Hate speech is typically the advocacy of beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people based on characteristics such as their age, colour, disability, ethnic origin, gender identity, nationality, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, medical condition, or veteran status.
- No violence – Ideas are powerful and can be forceful and peaceful catalysts for change. We don’t allow content that directly incites, glorifies, or encourages violence against anyone.
- Don’t impersonate others – Change.org is designed to share the stories of real people, supporting real issues. You need to use your email address to start or sign a petition and we don’t allow multiple accounts. Don’t sign petitions for other people, use anyone else’s email address, or impersonate people, including public figures or organizations.
- Don’t violate others’ privacy – Most content on Change.org is public, so respect the privacy of anyone else you mention. Don’t post private information, like private email addresses, identification documents, credit card numbers, home addresses, private telephone numbers, or photographs of people in private settings posted without their consent.
- Don’t bully – You can be influential and respectful at the same time. When working to persuade decision makers and other users, focus on people’s actions rather than their personal characteristics. While we expect debate and disagreement, we don’t tolerate abuse, stalking, threats, trolling, or any form of bullying.
- Don’t be unnecessarily graphic – Emotionally powerful content can make or break a campaign. Graphic content can be used to condemn behaviour or show the seriousness of an issue, however give other users a warning about such content, where possible. Don’t post gratuitously violent, sexually explicit, or needlessly upsetting images and words.
- Don’t cause harm to children – Only parents and legal guardians have the right to post content about their children online, including images. Don’t use Change.org to post content that violates laws on child protection, child pornography, or sexual exploitation. We want to protect children, which is one of the reasons why you have to be 13 years or older to use Change.org.
- Don’t spam – Change.org is for issues of public interest. It’s OK to have a commercial interest in your petition’s success, but you shouldn’t use the platform to directly sell products, send bulk, unsolicited communications, or for any other spam-like behaviour.
- Don’t break the law – You can use Change.org to raise awareness about laws you want to change, but this isn’t a platform for illegal activity. Make sure that your use of Change.org doesn’t violate applicable national law, including laws protecting the rights of other people. For example, make sure you have evidence for claims you make, as we may have to remove content that is established to be defamatory.
April 16, 2020
TO: Mr. Ben Rattray, CEO, Change.org
Dear Mr. Rattray
Activists trusted your platform. You deleted their petition. We reviewed your terms of service and community guidelines (see below), and evaluated the text of the petition against it and found no violation. We are working hard to help the world, people, animals, nature, against being constantly microwaved at levels 300x and more than safe limit. If you’re not aware of the topic, please educate yourself, for your own health’s sake. You can visit www.emfcrisis.com – see the scientist video collection for example.
Please evaluate this case, and reinstate the petition. You cannot betray people’s trust like this, and contradict your own statements about “empowering people” etc. – people trusted you – huge effort was put into a petition – which you recklessly deleted. Please reinstate. Thank you.