Outrage is growing over newly revealed attempts by Twitter to suppress pro-life messages by blocking a leading pro-life group from purchasing ads or publishing tweets that defend life and call for the defunding of Planned Parenthood.
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Was Jesus the World's First Tweeter?
Vatican Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi believes Jesus Christ was the world's first tweeter because of how much He could say in so few words.
Texas Goes After Abortion Supporters Who Threatened Lawmakers
Two pro-abortion zealots who sent death threats to Texas pro-life lawmakers during the contentious passage of a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks are now under investigation by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS).
Cardinal Dolan Debuts on Twitter
America's favorite Cardinal has brought his trademark wit and popular blogging style to Twitter where his debut launched him into becoming the third most followed cardinal in the world.
Pope Plans to Tweet Every Day in Lent
Pope Benedict XVI is intent on evangelizing the culture and has decided to Tweet every day during Lent in an effort to reach out to the faithful and encourage them during the Lenten season.
The 10 Riskiest Words to Use on Twitter
It wasn't a criminal record that caused two British tourists to be barred from entering the U.S. last week - it was two joking tweets about "destroying America" and "digging up Marilyn Monroe" that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) found suspicious.
Big Sis is Watching You!
Those of us who love to keep up with our world via Twitter, Facebook and other social media need to be aware that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is increasing its surveillance of these sites in an attempt to pre-empt any sign of civil unrest in the country.
Study: New Media Censors Christian Viewpoint
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A new study has found that despite the big promises of the Internet to allow unfettered free speech for all, Christian groups are among the few that are being censored online.
Is Tweeting Bad for the Brain?
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist A team of researchers at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) released a study last week that found evidence that the constant distraction of smart phones and social networks like Twitter can hinder long-term memory and mental performance.
Vatican Now “Tweeting” in Six Languages
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The Vatican entered the world of Twitter this weekend when it launched a feed in six languages.
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