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This morning.

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.”

Twitter censors online abortion service Women on Web (Womenonwaves.org)

Previously: Just WOW


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Yesterday, Socialist Party TD Ruth Coppinger made reference to high-profile members of Sinn Féin bullying Maíria Cahill on social media.

One particular twitter account (@capnblack) belongs to Alan Donnelly (aka Alan Ó Donnaille), brother of Sinn Féin councillor Paul Donnelly, who ran in the Dublin West by-election earlier this year.


On last night’s ‘Tonight with Vincent Browne’, Sinn Féin TD for Meath West Peadar Tóibín denied Sinn Féin members were involved in online bullying of Maíria Cahill.

Watch in full here.

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Some of the influential Twitter 100

Are we hot?

We are not.

Via PR firm Wilson Hartnell:

“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….”


The Influential 100 Wilson Hartnell