Katie Price asked her Instagram followers to sign a new petition to change the way we use social media.
The 42-year-old reality TV star visited Instagram on Wednesday (March 10) to urge her fans to support her recent efforts to change the law.
What did Katie say about her anti-trolling petition?
She wrote next to herself and her disabled son Harvey: “I urge you to support me and Andrew Griffith MP with our new petition.
“I am delighted that Andrew Griffith MP has agreed to support me with my new petition and take it to the next level where it needs to be heard so badly.
“No troll should have the right to hide behind its abusive malicious posts.”
Katie Price wants Harvey trolls exposed
She went on to write, saying she would not stop until authorities can hold trolls accountable.
“I’m not going to stop until every stone is turned and all of these are exposed and held accountable for their actions,” she told her Instagram followers.
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“This affects everyone in society, including our children, mother, brother, sister, family and friends. We all agree on this petition. #TrackATroll.
“I call for action to be taken to pursue and prosecute the powers of the judicial system to enforce punishment.”
Katie also pointed out that if social media companies are able to track down trolls, the police will be able to arrest trolls.
She continued, “If these people can be found, they can be arrested. Hate and abuse are crimes against humanity.”
Pursue and prosecute with the power of the judicial system to enforce punishment.
The star said she wanted to make it a legal requirement for people to provide ID when opening a new account on social media.
For those under the age of 18, she said a parent or guardian should be required to show ID instead.
She concluded, “I need your help to make it a legal requirement to provide a verified form of ID when opening a new social media account.
“If the account is owned by someone under the age of 18, verify the account with a parent / guardian ID to prevent anonymized malicious activity and ensure traceability in the event of a crime.”
Fans welcome petition
Katie’s fans had their backs free in the comments.
One said, “I’ve been saying this for years. Well done that you pushed it forward. “
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Another wrote: “This will also help many people who are harassed by stalkers.”
A third commented, “This is a brilliant idea! I will sign. With three young children … your future online safety is an issue. “
Katie’s petition is currently live on the government Petitions website.
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