Topix, LLCcyberbullying company

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I have watched, with interest, several programs as of late talking about the dangerous affects of cyberbullying. People are committing suicide over brutal and often untrue attacks on the internet. People who libel and defame others are committing criminal acts. That is why I am reporting web company, Topix.

Topix is an alleged news site, that has basically given up on news and contains brutal, hostile cyberbullying primarily because they do not require registration and refuse to moderate their forums. The forums are some of the worst things I have ever seen on the internet and the company seems to have no problem with that. That is because they are making money off of trash. Several attorney generals went after them and the company claimed it was going to do a better job of moderating its forums. Of course, they have done nothing. The forums are worse than ever and the attacks on people especially children are getting worse and worse.

There are forums that even talk about incest and rape. There are a bunch of racial slurs and many other horrible things. This company with its lack of moderation condones and has criminal activity occurring, yet the media seems terrified to cover them. This company is far worse than companies such as Facebook and Twitter. There needs to be something done about their lack of moderation and registration which most decent companies require. What is most shocking is the company is partially owned by Gannett, Tribune, and McClatchy. That probably explains why the media is afraid to go after this cyberbullying site. In the meantime the innocent suffer at the hands of cowards. Criminal acts are not what was meant by freedom of speech.


  • Da
    david sikes Jun 17, 2012
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    i am well aware of there trash so called reporting that they done to a dear friend of mine in alabama, nothing in there story was true, nothing was investgated before the article was reported on a major tv station .these people are nothing but thugs, and outlaws themselves.

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    rockandrolldancer Feb 11, 2011
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    There needs to be media involved.

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  • Ch
    chalkwalk Jan 03, 2011

    As far as the racial attacks the NAACP needs to be notified. There is no denying how much hate that site is bringing.

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  • Vi
    Virginia Hoge Dec 28, 2010

    I have been investigating Topix for a year and a half. My conclusion is that Topix wants their sites to be exactly what they are. They are promoting violence, abusiveness and right-wing politics. Their staff of 28 - 28! - says it all. To have a company that large, they are the largest internet forums connected to newspapers in the entire country and are international, and to then have a staff so small that only a handful of moderators are on staff, clearly proves that Topix wants to foster a climate of unmoderated violence. Compare Google, a company of similar scope, which has a staff of 23, 331.

    I know for a fact Topix also employs savage trolls to harass their perceived enemies, and for sure, allows other unethical entities to do the same.

    I have come to the conclusion that Topix needs to be investigated by the justice department. I have tried, and for a long time, to get them to reform, I now realize Topix is not interested in the slightest in reform, they intend to stay exactly how they are.

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  • Mo
    Moyla Nov 13, 2010

    There is a Topix Forum in Cyprus, it is the worst racial site I have seen, bullying is also on this site.
    Posters keep changing their addresses and names, so you have no idea who were they posting from originally.

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    MattWalters Oct 05, 2010
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    Topix has continued to stand behind the fact that they do not commit the acts of defamation and so forth but that they are simply an internet forum service. The only known case of legal action against TOPIX occured in Texas where a defamed lawyer was only able to get TOPIX to reveal the IP addresses of posters who destroyed his and his wife's reputations. Topix was unharmed and in fact they started a forum to discuss the legal matter, which of course meant that they themselves dominated web searches on the subject. As a result, the day that they took down the forum, they litterally erased all of the bad comments about them from the web.

    We need to begin looking for companies who do business with TOPIX and to begin putting pressure on them, personally, professionally and with our purchasing decisions, to dissociate from TOPIX. Companies like Verizon, Sears and Toyota may not want to be associated with topix if they really knew what TOPIX was and what it is doing. Here you will find detailed information.

    We need to get this word out before other companies look at TOPIX financial success and want to jump on board with similar business models. When the internet first came along, there were issues with child porn until it was reigned in. We can do the same thing with things like TOPIX so that kids don't have a place to go to do things like this. And the scary part is that most TOPIX trollers are ADULTS.

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