Dear Facebook: If This Isn’t Hate Speech, Then What Is?

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Last month, I and many of my friends filed a complaint with Facebook against an aggressively anti-Christian Facebook page titled “Virgin Mary Should’ve Aborted”.  Each of us received the following standardized response:"Thank you for taking the time to report something that you feel may violate our Community Standards. Reports like yours are an important part of making Facebook a safe and welcoming environment. We reviewed the page you reported for containing hate speech or symbols and found … [Read more...]

Say “Cheese”! Pope Francis Smiles for the Camera

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“Selfies” have become mainstream in 2013; and Pope Francis—happy to embrace the communication tools of the culture, and happy to get up-close-and-personal with the people—is not one to be left behind.Just this week, the Oxford English Dictionary announced that they’d added the word “selfie” to their on-line dictionary, along with a number of other new words which reflect society’s evolving love affair with technology and social media:  words like "twerk," "phablet," "emoji," "TL;DR" and "srsl … [Read more...]