There Are No Girls on the Internet

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 Sep 15, 2020
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Marginalized voices have always been at the forefront of the internet, yet our stories often go overlooked. Bridget Todd chronicles our experiences online, and the ways marginalized voices have shaped the internet from the very beginning. We need monuments to all of the identities that make being online what it is. So let’s build them.

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Facebook makes money off of harming girls: Stuff Mom Never Told You
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Frances Haugen’s is just the latest former Facebook employee to blow the whistle on the platform’s harms. Bridget talks to Anney and Sam of the Stuff Mom Never Told You podcast about what Facebook knew and why whistleblowing is an identity issue.  The Wall Street Journal’s Facebook Files: https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-facebook-files-11631713039 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 14, 2021
LulaRoe used social media to prey on vulnerable women
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Amazon Prime just dropped a new documentary series called LulaRich that chronicles the rise and fall of LulaRoe, the multi level marketing scheme that sold “buttery soft leggings” and dreams of entrepreneurship to thousands of women.  Former LulaRoe retailer turned anti-MLM advocate, Roberta Blevins’ story is heavily featured in the film. She joins to give us the LulaRoe dirt the film left out. Life After MLM podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/life-after-mlm/id1553784236 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 28, 2021
Gabby Petito and the search for ethical true crime
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From social media sleuths to conspiracy theorists, Jessica Dean ,aka Bloodbathandbeyond joins us to discuss what happens when the darkest moments of a stranger’s life become a trending topic. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 23, 2021
She shaped the early days of the internet. Now she’s making it even better.
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Denise Duncan has worked in technology since the very beginning of the internet. Now, as the head for project management for Project Liberty, an initiative of Unfinished Labs, she uses tech to build a web that’s more inclusive and open.  Hear more from technologists, journalists, artists, and changemakers using ethical tech to build a fairer economy and a stronger democracy at Unfinished Live, happening in-person at The Shed in New York City, and virtually on September 23rd and 24th, where we’ll be doing our first ever LIVE taping of There Are No Girls on the Internet.  Go to live.unfinished.com and use promo code TANGOTI  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 21, 2021
Nicki Minaj, WTF are you doing?
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We needed an emergency episode about Nicki Minaj using her massive platforms to irresponsibly spread fictions about the COVID vaccine. Nicki Minaj and Husband Sued, Accused of Harassing Sexual Assault Victim: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/13/arts/music/nicki-minaj-kenneth-petty-lawsuit.html Myths and Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/facts.html Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 16, 2021
Why we’re all burnt out + Our first live show!
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BIG NEWS! We’re doing our first ever LIVE taping of There Are No Girls on the Internet at Unfinished Live on Sep 23 and 24th at the Shed in NYC and virtually.  Go to live.unfinished.com and use promo code TANGOTI  Have you seen the new Amazon Prime doc LulaRich, all about the rise and fall leggings scam LulaRoe? Later this week, we’ll be joined by Roberta Blevins, former LulaRoe mentor turned anti MLM advocate featured in the documentary.   But in the meantime, let’s revisit our conversation with Anne Helen Peterson, author of Can't Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation to discuss some of the societal forces that lead to women being easy prey for scams.  Get Anne's book: https://www.amazon.com/Cant-Even-Millennials-Burnout-Generation/dp/0358315077 How Work Became an Inescapable Hellhole : https://www.wired.com/story/how-work-became-an-inescapable-hellhole/ How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/annehelenpetersen/millennials-burnout-generation-debt-work Check out Anne’s Substack Culture Study: https://annehelen.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 14, 2021
Texas’ abortion law is just another disinfo fueled attack on democracy
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Texas just passed the most extreme anti-abortion law in the country. But it’s yet another plank of a coordinated disinformation fueled attack on democracy. Donate to local abortion funds in TX: Tangoti.com/donate  The Anti-Abortion Movement Was Always Built on Lies: https://www.gq.com/story/jane-roe-anti-abortion-lies Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 03, 2021
What Facebook doesn't want you to know about misinformation
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We're taking a quick break from our hiatus for an update on the recent news about COVID vaccine misinformation on Facebook.  Plus, we revisit the story of Ifeoma Ozoma and her fight to keep medical misinformation off social media platforms way before the pandemic ever began.  We’ll be back with more TANGOTI soon! In the meantime, say hello at hello@tangoti.com  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 24, 2021
DISINFORMED is over for now, but the conversation continues
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On our final episode of this season, Bridget sits down with producer Mike to look back at where we've been and where we're going next.  If you'd like to get in touch with Bridget and the team for speaking or events (or anything else!) shoot us an email Hello@Tangoti.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 25, 2021
DISINFORMED: CBS erases Black women in a story about racial bias
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Joy Buolamwini, Timnit Gebru, and Deb Raji, are Black female scientists who conducted groundbreaking research on gender and racial bias in facial recognition technology. So why did CBS completely erase their work in a story about racial bias? SIGN THE PETITION: https://campaigns.organizefor.org/petitions/black-women-did-the-work-then-they-were-denied-the-credit?share=0dd37fd3-eb5c-4e5a-820c-f1f4a48d076a Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 21, 2021
DISINFORMED: True crime podcaster, attorney, and advocate Rabia Chaudry is at the center of a targeted harassment campaign
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You might know attorney and justice advocate Rabia Chaudry from the hit podcast Serial. Or her hit podcast Undisclosed, a true crime podcast that explores people who have been wrongfully convicted of crimes. Or maybe her other other hit podcast The Hidden Djinn. Rabia’s mission is to exonerate the wrongly convicted. Her work is incredibly important. But right now, another true crime podcaster is waging a coordinated harassment campaign against her. But this episode isn’t about him. Here’s how she continues to flourish and do her important work in the midst of it. Listen to Rabia’s podcast Undisclosed: https://undisclosed-podcast.com/ Want to write a letter to someone in prison? Here’s how: https://www.sisterhelen.org/writing-to-someone-in-prison/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 19, 2021
DISINFORMED: Gwyneth Paltrow is a scammer
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Last week, Australian women spoke up after the beauty and wellness retailer Mecca announced Goop founder Gwyneth Paltrow as the keynote speaker for their wellness event Mecca Life. Women rightly called out Gwyneth Paltrow’s particular brand of harmful misinformation that targets women. Paltrow profits off of peddling lies about women’s bodies. It’s not empowering - it’s harmful. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 14, 2021
Tangoti Classic: Bill Gates' divorce sheds light on Jeffrey Epstein's deep tech connections
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Bill and Melinda Gates are divorcing and the Wall Street Journal reported it is in part due to Bill meeting with convicted child sexual abuser Jeffrey Epstein.  We should talk about Epstein's ties to tech and it's a great time to be revist the story of Arwa Mboya, a Kenyan virtual reality programer and MIT student who was the first person to call for the head of MIT's Media Lab to step down because of his financial ties to Epstein.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 11, 2021
DISINFORMED: Trump's Facebook ban was upheld. Is this censorship? NO! Pen America's Nora Benavidez explains.
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On Wednesday Facebook's Oversight Board upheld the decision to ban Trump from social media for now. Facebook has 6 months to decide if the decision will be permanent. Some may say banning Trump from social media is a free speech issue, but in a February episode of DISINFORMED, Nora Benavidez, Pen America's director of Free Expression Programs says they're wrong. Let's revisit why she says banning Trump from social media is not censorship.  Follow Nora: https://twitter.com/AttorneyNora Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 07, 2021
DISINFORMED: This TikTok creator says you probably won’t be trafficked in a parking lot
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TikTok is a hotbed of viral misinformation about trafficking. Jessica AKA BloodBathAndBeyond is trying to change that. You’re Wrong About’s Micheal Hobbes’ episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/disinformed-were-wrong-about-trafficking-w-michael-hobbes/id1520715907?i=1000518893578 Follow Jessica on TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMeV4t1Hb/ For more information about trafficking, check out the Polaris Project: https://polarisproject.org/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
May 05, 2021
DISINFORMED: The New York Post’s lie about Kamala Harris went viral. Here’s why we should all be angry.
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The New York Post published a viral lie about Kamala Harris’ children books Superheros are Everywhere being included in “welcome kits” to unaccompanied migrant children.  A climate where women in politics are disproportionately subjected to disinformation and lies harms us all. Here’s why.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 30, 2021
DISINFORMED: We’re wrong about trafficking w/ Michael Hobbes
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Odds are, you’re probably not going to be kidnapped and sold into sex trafficking in a Target parking lot in broad daylight. On the fantastic podcast You’re Wrong About, Michael Hobbes and Sarah Marshall debunk the thinking that leads to moral panics. Michael explains what we’re all getting wrong about trafficking and why it matters. Listen to You’re Wrong About: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/human-trafficking/id1380008439?i=1000465289965 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 27, 2021
DISINFORMED: Instagram wellness "experts” are spewing yoga infused BS about miscarriages and vaccines
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A flurry of self proclaimed health, wellness, and spirituality influencers are using their social media platforms to push inaccurate information about vaccines causing miscarriages.    Read Dr. Gunter’s great piece on the link between vaccines and menstrual irregularities: https://drjengunter.com/2021/04/12/the-covid-19-vaccine-and-menstrual-irregularities/   Listen of Ifeoma Ozoma’s episode (it’s one of my favorites!): https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/pay-us-what-you-owe-why-black-women-in-tech-are-tired/id1520715907?i=1000509470950 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 23, 2021
DISINFORMED: Boys are being radicalized by sexist, racist online networks and she went undercover to expose them
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Sometimes called “The Manosphere,” a network of sexist, racist online communities are taking advantage of algorithms to indoctrinate young men into extreme ideology. Everyday Feminism creator Laura Bates researched these spaces for her book Men Who Hate: From Incels to Pickup Artists, the Truth about Extreme Misogyny and how it Affects Us All. Check out Laura’s book: https://www.npr.org/2021/03/13/976379494/manosphere-world-of-incels-exposed-in-laura-bates-book-men-who-hate-women Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 20, 2021
TANGOTI Classic: She built a movement to take on Breitbart
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Nandini Jammi co founded Sleeping Giants, one of the most influential activist campaigns of the Trump era. But she was almost completely left out of the movement she helped build.  Nandini's Medium piece: https://medium.com/@nandoodles/im-leaving-sleeping-giants-but-not-because-i-want-to-d9c4f488642 Wired piece on Check My Ads: https://www.wired.com/story/she-helped-wreck-the-news-business-heres-her-plan-to-fix-it/ We'd love to hear from you! hello@Tangoti.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 16, 2021
DISINFORMED: Stop comparing Ashli Babbitt and Daunte Wright
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This week, Daunte Wright, an unarmed Black man, was shot and killed by police in Brooklyn Center, MN. Ashli Babbitt was shot and killed by police while storming the Capitol on January 6th. After Daunte Wright’s death, far right bad actors on social media used his death to push distortions about the Insurrection. Text ENOUGH to 55165 or visit Color of Change for more info on how you can get involved: https://act.colorofchange.org/sign/enough_is_enough/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 14, 2021
DISINFORMED: What that SNL skit on Black folks and vaccines got wrong
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A Saturday Night Live skit about Black folks not wanting the COVID vaccine sparked a conversation about vaccine hesitancy. But making Black folks the face of vaccines hesitancy isn’t actually accurate.  Check out the NPR piece on Black access to the COVID vaccine: https://www.npr.org/2021/02/05/962946721/across-the-south-covid-19-vaccine-sites-missing-from-black-and-hispanic-neighbor Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 09, 2021
So you’re the target of an online hate campaign. Now what?
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Harassment online is nothing new, but we’ve seen waves of women in journalism being harassed on social media just for doing their jobs.  Being targeted by an online harassment campaign can happen to anyone, whether you’re a public figure or not.  Writer and Lyz Lenz gives a practical crash course in how to prevent it.  Read Lyz’s piece When The Mob Came For Me: https://www.niemanlab.org/2021/04/when-the-mob-comes/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 06, 2021
Why everyone is mad at Jimmy Fallon and Addison Rae
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TikTok star Addison Rae’s dance segment on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon sparked conversations about crediting Black creators online. For more on Black digital creators and credit, check out this episode of There Are No Girls on the Internet with digital creator Mars Sebastian: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/there-are-no-girls-on-the-internet/id1520715907 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Apr 02, 2021
DISINFORMED: In Georgia, disinformation is now law
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Georgia’s massive new voting law is a response to lies, distortions and disinformation about the 2020 election. Independent journalist Anoa Changa breaks down what this means for Georgians and what comes next. Follow Anoa on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheWayWithAnoa Check out Anoa’s amazing podcast: https://thewaywithanoa.simplecast.com/ Read Anoa’s piece ‘That’s the Failsafe’: Georgia’s New Voting Law Does What Trump Couldn’t: https://newsone.com/4118173/georgia-new-voting-law-does-what-trump-couldnt/#.YGEQW48mUPE.twitter Donate to the New Georgia Project: https://newgeorgiaproject.org/ VOTE FOR DISINFORMED TO WIN A SHORTY AWARD: TANGOTI.COM/VOTE Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 30, 2021
DISINFORMED: Tech CEOs testify before Congress + Carrie Goldberg on Section 230
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This week, CEOs of Google, Facebook, and Twitter testified before Congress about misinformation on their platforms and Section 230. In this week’s episode, we heard from digital rights activist Evan Greer about why she fights to protect Section 230. Now, let’s revisit attorney Carrie Goldberg’s position on why she says Section 230 needs to be changed. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 26, 2021
DISINFORMED: Understanding Section 230 with Evan Greer
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Musician and digital rights activist Evan Greer breaks down Section 230 and why she and other digital rights activists are fighting to preserve it. Follow Evan: https://twitter.com/evan_greer Listen to Evan’s rad new album Spotify is Surveillance: https://evangreer.bandcamp.com/album/spotify-is-surveillance Learn more about Fight for the Future: https://www.fightforthefuture.org/ Listen to Carrie Goldberg’s episode of TANGOTI: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/there-are-no-girls-on-the-internet/id1520715907?i=1000489091000 VOTE FOR US FOR TO WIN A SHORTY AWARD: TANGOTI.COM/VOTE Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 23, 2021
There Are No Girls on the Internet x Stuff Mom Never Told You
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Have you ever wondered about the origins of some of the digital symbols and icons we use in the world of technology? Bridget Todd shares the story of Susan Kare, the woman behind some of the most iconic designs woven into the fabric of what it looks like to use computers and the internet. And speaking of, what does needlepoint have to do with it? Listen to find out! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 19, 2021
DISINFORMED: The Future of the Internet with Sydette Harry
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Archivist Sydette Harry wants to build a more accessible internet future, one where everyone can see themselves reflected. Read Sydette’s Wired piece Listening to Black Women: The Innovation Tech Can't Figure Out: https://www.wired.com/story/listening-to-black-women-the-innovation-tech-cant-figure-out/ Follow Sydette here: Twitter.com/BlackAmazon Questions? Comments? Just want to say hi? Hello@Tangoti.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 16, 2021
How Estella’s Brilliant Bus is bridging the digital divide + Bridget’s Birthday
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To celebrate her birthday, Bridget honors one of her tech heroes, Estella Pyfrom, who brings technology to communities who need it most with Estella’s Brilliant Bus. IN HONOR OF BRIDGET’S BIRTHDAY, PLEASE DONATE TO ESTELLA’S BRILLIANT BUS: TANGOTI.COM/BUS If you’re moved by Estella’s story but can’t donate at this time, we’d love to donate in your honor! Hit us up at Hello@Tangoti.com Learn more about Estella’s Brilliant Bus: http://estellasbrilliantbus.org/ Watch Estella’s Super Bowl ad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVNodM0F5gU Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 13, 2021
DISINFORMED: Meghan Markle has been the target of a racist harassment campaign
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Research is clear that Black women are disproportionately the targets of online harassment. And even though she’s rich and famous, the story Meghan Markle’s shared in her interview with Oprah is no different than the kinds of abuse that has been normalized against Black women for years. Want more info about how the media can spread biases about women public figures? Here’s a guide we made at UltraViolet: https://weareultraviolet.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/uv-vp-reporting-styleguide-v3.pdf Did you watch Prince Harry and Meghan’s interview? Let us know what you thought at hello@Tangoti.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 10, 2021
DISINFORMED: What Vanessa Guillen can teach us about disinformation
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A few weeks ago, we spoke to Meghna Mahadevan, Chief Disinformation Defense Strategist at United We Dream, the country’s largest immigrant youth led organization, about how bad actors inflame existing tensions between communities to spread chaos and distrust. The tragic death of Mexican American soldier Vanessa Guillen is a good example. On this ep, we’ll revisit her story and how it was used to fuel hateful distortions online. Listen to Meghna’s full episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/there-are-no-girls-on-the-internet/id1520715907?i=1000510395461 More about the Latino Disinfo Lab: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/liberal-groups-launch-latino-anti-disinformation-lab-combat-covid-election-n1258144 Questions? Comments? Just wanna say hi? Hello@Tangoti.com If you wanna help us grow please rate and review on Apple Podcasts and don’t forget to subscribe (it really does help!) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 05, 2021
DISINFORMED: Meet the activist using data science to fights Nazis
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Activist Emily Gorcenski uses her data science background to track and combat Nazis and white supremacists. She explains why the dangerous work of resistance has often fallen to women. Follow Emily on Twitter: https://twitter.com/EmilyGorcenski First Vigil: https://first-vigil.com/ Question? Comments? Just wanna say jambo / hola / hello? hello@tangoti.com ( If you’re reading this far, why not take a moment to leave us a review on Apple Podcasts? It actually will help us grow. ) Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mar 03, 2021
DISINFORMED: Republicans are leaning into transphobia
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Next week, we’ll hear from Emily Gorcenski, an activist who uses her data science background to fight Nazis (seriously!) This work isn’t easy and Emily faces transphobic attacks on her identity as a trans woman. This, unfortunately, isn’t an isolated thing. Just this week, Rand Paul and insurrection enthusiast Marjorie Taylor Green both attacked trans people to score ideological points. In this preview of our conversation, Emily explains how this is used as a deliberate strategy to cause harm to trans folks. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 26, 2021
DISINFORMED: Immigrant communities are facing a flood of disinformation
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Meghna Mahadevan is Chief Disinformation Defense Strategist at United We Dream, the country’s largest immigrant youth led organization. She explains how dis and mis information is threatening immigrant communities and how immigrant youth are fighting for a more just digital media landscape. Learn more about United We Dream: Join me on Clubhouse Friday, Feb 26th: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/event/PYzarD1z Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 24, 2021
DISINFORMED: Facebook’s bans news in Australia is silencing activists
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Facebook’s hasty ban on all news content in Australia has already had far reaching consequences. Digital organizer and founder of OrganiseUs, Tabatha Fulker, explains the impact this is already having on digital activists in Australia. Follow Tabatha on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tabful Learn more about OrganiseUs: https://www.organiseus.com.au/ Here’s Bridget and Tabatha in Melbourne, Australia for OrganiseUs’ annual intensive for Australian human rights and climate activists: https://www.tangoti.com/bridget-and-tabitha Questions? Comments? Just wanna say jambo/ hola / hello? Hello@tangoti.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 21, 2021
Pay Us What You Owe: Why Black Women in Tech are Tired
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Ifeoma Ozoma pioneered groundbreaking work to keep dangerous health misinformation off Pinterest, even before we were in a pandemic. But it came at great cost to her own health and safety. Follow Ifeoma: https://twitter.com/IfeomaOzoma Listen to the full TANGOTI episode about Ifeoma and Color of Change’s work on Pinterest and slave plantation wedding venues: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dont-have-a-wedding-on-a-plantation/id1520715907?i=1000492172280 Questions? Comments? Just wanna say jambo/ hola / hello? Hello@tangoti.com Follow Bridget on Instagram at @BridgetMarieinDC and on Twitter @BridgetMarie Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 17, 2021
DISINFORMED: Slowing down on Social Media
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In this week’s episode, Pen America’s Nora Benavidez talked about how slowing down on social media is a concrete step anyone can take to curb disinformation. Even the most extremely online can get fooled into sharing inaccurate information online. On this short mini ep, host Bridget talks about the time she shared something dubious. That Viral Tweet About Suicide Rates in the Pandemic Is Wrong and Dangerous: https://slate.com/technology/2020/11/whats-actually-happening-with-suicide-during-the-pandemic.html Best Practices and Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide: https://reportingonsuicide.org/recommendations/ Listen to Nora’s full episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/disinformed-is-kicking-trump-off-twitter-censorship/id1520715907?i=1000508392273 Questions? Comments? Just wanna say jambo? Hit us up at hello@tangoti.com Need support? The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is here for you 24/7: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ 800-273-8255 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 13, 2021
DISINFORMED: Is kicking Trump off Twitter censorship? (Spoiler: IT’S NOT)
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It's the first day of Trump’s second impeachment trial. And no matter what happens, it’s clear he used social media to threaten our democracy with disinformation. Nora Benavidez, civil rights attorney and director of Pen America’s US Free Expression Programs, explains how so many are getting it wrong when it comes to platforms and free speech and how we could all benefit from just slowing down online. Follow Nora: https://twitter.com/AttorneyNora Check out Pen’s how-to guide on talking to your family about misinformation: https://pen.org/how-to-talk-to-friends-and-family-who-share-misinformation/ Questions? Comments? Just wanna say jambo? Hit us up at hello@tangoti.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 09, 2021
DISINFORMED: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is facing a coordinated disinfo attack
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AOC took to Instagram Live to share her story of being in the Capitol complex during the insurrection. But now she's at the center of a coordinated right wing disinformation attack. Digital organizer Leslie Mac explains the double edged sword of being a political woman of color in the public eye comes disinformation campaigns and harassment.  Follow Leslie: https://twitter.com/LeslieMacWatch AOC's IG Live: https://www.instagram.com/p/CKxlyx4g-Yb/Check out UltraViolet's disinformation media guide: https://weareultraviolet.org/fairness-guide/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 06, 2021
DISINFORMED: Why "Jewish Space Lasers" are no laughing matter
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The internet laughed at Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green's unfounded conspiracy theory that laser beams from space controlled by the Rothschild banking firm caused California's wildfires. Yes, she's ridiculous, but it also shows how dangerous it is when disinfo traffics in lies, distortions, and bias about identity.   Anti-semitic, racist disinformation can spread via memes and other online content. But science communicator and prolific TikToker Abbie Richards is fighting back. Check out Abbie’s conspiracy theory chart: https://twitter.com/abbieasr/status/1312512066071060480 And the Star Wars adaptation: https://twitter.com/JacobsQuest/status/1350868458284724224 Follow Abbie on Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@tofology Questions? Comments? Wanna say howdy? Hello@Tangoti.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Feb 02, 2021
TANGOTI Classic: How Black Women Tried to Save Twitter
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On this week's episode of DISINFORMED, Shireen Mitchell explored how Black women were among the first to speak up about the threat posed by disinformation, including Shafiqah Hudson. In this "best of" episode from July, we talk to Shafiqah about how she uncovered a coordinated network of bad actors pretending to be Black women on Twitter to spread disinformation and confusion. After tech leaders failed to act, Shafiqah worked to stamp them out herself. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 29, 2021
DISINFORMED: Black women tried to tell you
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Black women have been sounding the alarm about the threat posed by disinformation for years. But people with power weren’t listening. Shireen Mitchell, founder of Stop Online Violence Against Women, wants to know why. Follow Shireen: https://twitter.com/digitalsista?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 26, 2021
DISINFORMED: How'd we get here?
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Melissa Ryan, extremism and disinformation expert, joins Bridget to talk about how disinformation and conspiracy theories led to the riots at the Capitol and where we go from here. Subscribe to Melissa's newsletter, Ctrl Alt-Right Delete: https://actionnetwork.org/forms/subscribe-to-ctrl-alt-right-delete/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 19, 2021
Introducing: Disinformed
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On the heels of the insurrection at the Capitol, There Are No Girls on the Internet introduces Disinformed, a new series chronicling how the spread of dangerous disinformation got us here and the underrepresented organizers, researchers, and culture-creators trying to stop it.  Subscribe on iHeartRadio, Apple podcasts, Spotify or whenever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jan 19, 2021
BONUS: Esports is for Everyone
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Who doesn't love video games? We all play them, yet women and communities of color can be shut out of the business end of this increasingly lucrative industry.  Dr. BerNadette Lawson-Williams developed the first esports management program at a Historical Black College to make sure gaming and esports are for everybody.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 12, 2020
Preserving our Voices with Jocelyn Robinson
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It’s a shame to think about audio of some of the most influential civil rights leaders collecting dust in a basement somewhere. Preservationist and audio producer Jocelyn Robinson has made preserving the audio archives at HBCUs her mission. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Nov 10, 2020
We Won’t Forget Lynika Strozier
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Lynika Strozier was a promising scientist who died of COVID at age 35. Her friend and colleague Dr. Corrie Moreau remembers her friend and talks about efforts to keep Lynika’s legacy alive. Read more about Lynika: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/19/obituaries/lynika-strozier-dead-coronavirus.html Gofund me for Lynika: https://www.gofundme.com/f/552b3q-lynika039s-funeral-expenses We hope you enjoyed season 1 of TANGOTI. We’re taking a break but watch this space because we’ll be back with more real soon. In the meantime, say hi at hello@Tangoti.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 20, 2020
Native People Are #NotYourMascot
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Why is Washington DC's professional football team changing their offensive name? In part because of people like Jacqueline Keeler, who helped create the #NotYourMascot movement. Go to Pollen Nation's Facebook page to check out Jacqueline's podcast: https://www.pollennationmagazine.com/ Follow Jacqueline on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jfkeeler?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 14, 2020
The Black Women Fighting Climate Injustice
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Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is a marine biologist turned climate activist. Here's why she has hope for the future.  Get Dr. Johnson's book: https://www.amazon.com/All-We-Can-Save-Solutions/dp/0593237064Listen to Dr. Johnson's podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-to-save-a-planet/id1525955817 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 06, 2020
BONUS: Behind the Netflix Cuties Controversy
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Here's a quick rundown of the controversy behind Netflix's new film Cuties. The Netflix Movie "Cuties" Has Become The Latest Target Of #SaveTheChildren Conspiracy Theorists: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/stephaniemcneal/netflix-cuties-qanon-target Did you see the film? Let us know what you think at hello@tangoti.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Oct 03, 2020
Why We're All Burnt Out
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This episode is a little different than the usual ones. Bridget is feeling out of sorts and is joined by Anne Helen Peterson, author of Can't Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation and editor of Substack's Culture Study to talk about why so many of us are feeling burnt out and what can be done about it. Get Anne's book: https://www.amazon.com/Cant-Even-Millennials-Burnout-Generation/dp/0358315077 How Work Became an Inescapable Hellhole : https://www.wired.com/story/how-work-became-an-inescapable-hellhole/ How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/annehelenpetersen/millennials-burnout-generation-debt-work Check out Anne’s Substack Culture Study: https://annehelen.substack.com/ Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 30, 2020
Don't Have a Wedding on a Plantation
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Jade Magnus Ogunnaike from the Color of Change explains their work to get major wedding websites like Zola and Pinterest to change how they deal with plantations as wedding venues.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 22, 2020
She built a movement to take on Breitbart. Now she's finding her voice.
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Nandini Jammi co founded Sleeping Giants, one of the most influential activist campaigns of the Trump era. But she was almost completely left out of the movement she helped build.  Nandini's Medium piece: https://medium.com/@nandoodles/im-leaving-sleeping-giants-but-not-because-i-want-to-d9c4f488642 Wired piece on Check My Ads: https://www.wired.com/story/she-helped-wreck-the-news-business-heres-her-plan-to-fix-it/  We'd love to hear from you! hello@Tangoti.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 15, 2020
Missy Elliott: Digital Innovator
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Let's take a little break from the depressing newscycle and talk about the iconic Missy Elliott and how she's been changing the digital game since the very beginning.  Check out the video for The Rain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHcyJPTTn9w “Supa Dupa Fly: Black Women as Cyborgs in Hiphop Videos" by Dr. Shaviro: http://www.shaviro.com/Othertexts/MissyKim.pdf "Missy Elliott" with Margot and Richie Tenenbaum, Halloween 2008: https://www.tangoti.com/episode-12-missy-elliott-digital-innovator Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 09, 2020
Big Tech and Their Responses to Black Lives Matter
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Everything feels awful right now, but it's not all doom and gloom. Employees at big tech companies like Facebook are pushing platforms to be better and they might just be one of our best resources. Catherine Bracy, founder of the TechEquity Collaborative, explains how tech staffers are pushing companies to move beyond a Black Lives Matter statement, and make real change.  Read Catherine's TechCrunch piece: https://techcrunch.com/2020/06/11/tech-companies-its-time-to-show-that-black-lives-really-matter-to-you/ Learn more about the TechEquity Collaborative: https://techequitycollaborative.org/ Send us an email at Hello@Tangoti.com  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Sep 01, 2020
BONUS: Aaron Coleman and minimizing revenge porn
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In this week’s episode we spoke to attorney Carrie Goldberg about her fight against revenge porn. In that ep, we briefly mentioned Aaron Coleman, the winner of the Kansas State House of Representatives Democratic primary and his history of revenge porn. In this supplementary ep, Bridget gives a little more information about his case, how it played out, and what it tells us about how society minimizes revenge porn. Listen to Carrie Goldberg’s episode: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/building-a-better-internet-with-carrie-goldberg/id1520715907?i=1000489091000 Background on Aaron Coleman the New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/25/us/elections/aaron-coleman-kansas-house.html Read more on Coleman’s history of recent abuse: https://gen.medium.com/aaron-colemans-ex-girlfriend-says-his-misogynist-abuse-didn-t-stop-in-middle-school-1c82a836a5d8 Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 29, 2020
Building a Better Internet with Carrie Goldberg
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When an abusive ex threatened to ruin Carrie Goldberg’s life, she needed a lawyer who specialized in revenge porn. Only one didn’t exist. So Carrie became the lawyer she needed. Now, she’s fighting to make the internet a safer place. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 25, 2020
Going Boldly with Blair Imani
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Historian, activist, and author Blair Imani caused a stir with her Islamicized Star Trek cosplay. She explains how Star Trek helped her live long and prosper. Check out her cosplay here: https://twitter.com/blairimani/status/1152263389990670336?s=21 Say hi at hello@TANGOTI.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 18, 2020
BONUS: Why TANGOTI?
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After 1 month of TANGOTI, we're doing a bonus interview with host Bridget Todd about why she created this podcast and what's next. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 15, 2020
What Vanessa Guillén Can Tell Us About Disinformation
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After Vanessa Guillén's tragic death, her story was used to fuel disinformation and hate online Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 11, 2020
How The Matrix Explains a Trans Experience
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Vox’s Emily VanDerWerff talks about the 1999 film The Matrix as an allegory for the trans experience. Donate to House of Tulip: https://www.gofundme.com/f/housing-for-tgnc-people-experiencing-homelessness Read Emily’s piece on The Matrix: https://www.vox.com/culture/2019/3/30/18286436/the-matrix-wachowskis-trans-experience-redpill Hello@Tangoti.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Aug 04, 2020
Talia Jane vs Yelp
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After Talia Jane called out Yelp for failing to pay a living wage, she became the "entitled millennial" poster child. But she was actually right. Read the Wired profile on Talia's life: https://www.wired.com/2016/04/the-revelations-of-lady-murderface/ Read Talia's Medium piece: https://medium.com/@taliajane/an-open-letter-to-my-ceo-fb73df021e7a Hello@Tangoti.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 28, 2020
#DisabledandCute
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Writer Keah Brown created the #DisabledAndCute movement to celebrate how people with disabilities love their bodies. She talks about the ways disability shows up online and off. Hello@Tangoti.com TANGOTI.COM for transcripts and more Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 21, 2020
Tune Into: Disabled and Cute
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Join Bridget as she talks to writer and digital activist Keah Brown who created a hashtag that celebrates people with disabilities. #DisabledAndCute Each and every Tuesday catch a new episode of There Are No Girls On the Internet! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 16, 2020
How Black Women Tried to Save Twitter
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After Shafiqah Hudson uncovered bad actors pretending to be Black women on Twitter, spreading disinformation and discord, she sounded the alarm to Twitter officials. Unfortunately, they ignored her. So she created the hashtag #YourSlipIsShowing to help stamp them out herself. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 14, 2020
Tune Into: How Black Women Tried to Save Twitter
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Join the conversation with Bridget and Shafiqah Hudson as she explains how she outed an army of bots pretending to be Black women on Twitter. Each and every Tuesday catch a new episode of There Are No Girls On the Internet! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 11, 2020
BlackOutDay2020
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July 7th is Blackout Day 2020, an initiative meant to protest police brutality and racial injustice. Here’s the complicated story behind the original Black Out Day created by Mars Sebastian. In an interview that’s both hilarious and heartbreaking, Mars talks about her fight to be more than a footnote in the digital movement she created. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 07, 2020
Jeffrery Epstein, MIT and the Grad Student Who Spoke Up
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You might know that connections to convicted sex criminal Jeffrey Epstein led to the resignation of the director of the MIT Media Lab, Joi Ito, after a Ronan Farrow exposé. But fewer people know that Arwa Mboya, a Kenyan virtual reality programmer and MIT student, bravely called for Ito to step down before Farrow’s piece. Mboya talks about how the bravery and community of women and girls gave her the courage to take a stand. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 07, 2020
How Women Built the Internet
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Claire Evans is one half of the band Yacht. She’s also a tech historian who archives women’s contributions in tech and computing in her book Broadband. Claire lays out how women were always at the forefront of technology and computing and how our contributions were erased over time. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jul 07, 2020
Introducing: There Are No Girls on the Internet
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Marginalized voices have always been at the forefront of the internet, yet our stories often go overlooked. Bridget Todd chronicles our experiences online, and the ways marginalized voices have shaped the internet from the very beginning. We need monuments to all of the identities that make being online what it is. So let’s build them. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Jun 26, 2020