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.
How to be a whistleblower with Sophie Zhang
46:42Frances Haugen isn’t the only woman to blow the whistle on Facebook. Meet Sophie Zhang, a former Facebook data scientist who blew the whistle on Facebook back in 2020. Read Sophie’s handbook for whistleblowers in the Guardian. How to blow the whistle on Facebook – from someone who already did: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/oct/11/facebook-whistleblower-sophie-zhang-guide Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Facebook makes money off of harming girls: Stuff Mom Never Told You
1:04:46Frances 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
LulaRoe used social media to prey on vulnerable women
54:06Amazon 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
Gabby Petito and the search for ethical true crime
54:31From 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
She shaped the early days of the internet. Now she’s making it even better.
32:21Denise 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
Nicki Minaj, WTF are you doing?
10:13We 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
Why we’re all burnt out + Our first live show!
57:20BIG 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
Texas’ abortion law is just another disinfo fueled attack on democracy
1:00:17Texas 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
What Facebook doesn't want you to know about misinformation
48:56We'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 email@example.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
DISINFORMED is over for now, but the conversation continues
38:24On 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