We believe that free speech is enhanced through civil dialog and a rational exchange of information and ideas. By fostering an online culture where individuals can fully engage and contribute without fear or threat of being the target of unwarranted abuse, harassment, or lies, the core ideals of democracy are upheld.
Although many may believe that this campaign is focused on denying certain individuals their freedom of speech, we want to address that issue directly. This isn’t about name calling, disagreements of topic, or beliefs.
We recognize that death threats, rape, citing imminent through online campaigns and violation of privacy (ie. doxing) are not forms of free speech. These threats and violations are illegal, in person and online.
If the police can arrest someone for threats against them through social media then all individuals who are threatening celebrities, journalists, or simply any vocal person because of their gender, race, sexual orientation, religious belief, disability or any combined aspects of their identity, should be held accountable.
Here is more on our take: