There Are No Girls on the Internet

There Are No Girls on the Internet

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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September 16, 2021 10 min

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

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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 documen...

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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

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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 

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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

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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

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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 campa...

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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.

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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 ...

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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 m...

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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://polari...

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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. 

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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&...

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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....

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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...

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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/

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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/sig...

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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

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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/



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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

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