Rejected petition Make Social Media companies autoban people who issue physical/death threats
Death threats and threats to physical harm are unacceptable in real-life. They should be unacceptable online too, but reporting facilities in social media are pathetically inadequate. This is unacceptable. Social media should treat these threats as a banning offence and report them.
It's routinely reported that people who are in the news "get death threats". This is reported matter-of-factly as if every single person who did that is not (a) mentally unstable and (b) breaking the law. These threats should not be regarded as normal background activity.
Reporting on social media currently cares more about copyright and nipples than it does about physical harm, psychological abuse and threats. Blocking is not an adequate remedy.
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