Abortion information service Women on Waves writes:
“Twitter has disabled the possibility to link to the Women on Web website or to tweet a link to the website. Women on Web was founded by Women on Waves in 2005, to respond to the urgent request for help for an abortion of women in countries where this healthcare service is not available.
The work of Women on Web was recently featured in the New York Times Magazine and in the documentary Vessel (2014) about the work of Women on Waves and Women on Web made by Diana Whitten, also available through iTunes.”
“Today, we have launched new research which has been developed from a detailed network analysis showing interconnections, intersections and influence allowing us to look behind the Twitter handle to see who is shaping and informing political debate and policy in Ireland. We analysed the top 250 political influencers on Twitter and identified the #Power100 at the top of the rankings while also noting the more interesting examples of the use of social media from those outside of our Top 100. Within our Top 100, there is a broad mix of politicians – current, former and perhaps future – media, commentators and analysts from the world of academia, the charity sector and beyond….”
“Disgusted to see this ‘Promoted’ tweet appearing on my Twitter feed yesterday. The link goes to a website which encourages reparative (conversion) therapy (gay to straight). Only last month the Supreme Court in the States turned away a legal challenge on California’s ban on gay ‘conversion therapy’, [see below] leaving the ban in place, deeming this kind of therapy to have no scientific merit….”