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WE NEED Fame Control

Let's stop arguing about gun control, and agree to put an end to mass murderers using the massacre of innocent people to gain personal notoriety.

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"I have noticed that so many people like (the Roanoke “on-air” shooter) are all alone and unknown, yet when they spill a little blood, the whole world knows who they are. A man who was known by no one, is now known by everyone. His face splashed across every screen, his name across the lips of every person on the planet, all in the course of one day. Seems the more people you kill, the more you’re in the limelight.” - The mass murderer behind the Oregon shootings

"Shooters are motivated by infamy for their actions as much as by infamy for themselves. Details of the event (in the media) also help other troubled minds turn abstract frustrations into concrete fantasies." - WSJ

We’re far from the first people to notice this trend, or to have this idea, but finally we have something you can do as individual citizens. Our chrome extension lets you take a personal stand today, and together we can work to create a culture of change.

Whatever you believe about guns, or these violent acts, it's clear that the perpetrators of these crimes are seeking our attention. Let's stop giving it to them.

Sign The Petition

Petition the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) to enact a list of official recommendations on the spree killing contagion and media reporting of spree killings.

After decades of suicide rates rising in the US, in 1994 the CDC released “Suicide Contagion and the Reporting of Suicide: Recommendations”. The CDC urged media to avoid: “repetitive, ongoing, or sensational coverage of suicide” and “glorifying persons who commit suicide”. As soon as media outlets adopted these principals, suicide rates instantly plummeted.

Let's get the CDC to enact a similar list of recommendations addressing spree killings. Together we can take away the infamy associated with committing mass murder, and in doing so, take away one of the greatest motivators for spree killers.

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This movement is all about numbers. We need signatures. We need word of mouth support. We need media and governmental attention.

Sign our petition, send a message to your local congressman asking for their support, or contact your favorite media outlet and demand that they stop glamorizing mass killers.

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Fame Control scans your social media feeds for any mention or any image of a mass killer, and replaces it with an ambiguous silhouette. Built with Rather, an open source social filter for Facebook and Twitter.

Take a personal stand. No more fame for mass murderers.

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