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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.
175 Episodes
There's a difference between posting a picture of your child on social media and making a business out of posting content about your child. New legislation aims to keep minors from being exploited online  See for privacy information.
In this bonus Twitter Spaces conversation, Bridget is joined by #OscarsSoWhite creator April Reign and Dr. Jon Paul, screenwriter and co-host of BFF: Black, Fat, Femme podcast to discuss how marginalized creators are still celebrating our creativity even within industries that don’t always see it. How #OscarsSoWhite changed the Academy Awards: LISTEN AND SUBSCRIBE TO DR. JON’S PODCAST: Opinion: Black Oscar Snubs Say More About the Industry Than It Does Black Creators: for privacy information.
Hi, There Are No Girls on the Internet fans! MySpace was the first major social media company. And it was the first major social media company to collapse. What was this internet sensation in aughts? Log on with Joanne McNeil and revisit MySpace through the people who lived it: the users with the new show, Main Accounts: The Story of MySpace. Listen to Main Accounts: The Story of MySpace now on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts!See for privacy information.
Do you need another water bottle? How about another pair of leggings? If you’ve been seeing de-influencing videos on your social media feed telling you not to buy new stuff, this is the episode for you.  Bridget joins Sam and Anney at Stuff Mom Never Told You to dig into why de-influencing is all over our social media feeds and what it says about where we’re all at.See for privacy information.
We're popping in from our hiatus to celebrate Black history, Black presence, and Black futures by revisiting our conversation with archivist Jocelyn Robinson.See for privacy information.
Meghan and Harry are being targeted by a media manipulation campaign.Former counterintelligence agent Asha Rangappa breaks down how they’re fighting back.    What Harry and Meghan Can Teach Us About Information Warfare: for privacy information.
Misogynistic, violent scam influencer Andrew Tate was detained in Romania in connection with a human trafficking ring.  Let’s revisit our episode on who Tate is and why it matters that he has a platform. My piece at the Nation- It’s Not Just Joe Rogan. The Entire Digital Space Is Rotten. The Grid: Andrew Tate isn’t just another misogynist with an online following. Here’s why you need to pay attention. Laura Bates on TANGOTI- full episode- for privacy information.
Ruby Freeman & Shaye Moss are heroes for their testimony before the Jan 6th commission, but they shouldn’t have to be. The Daily Zeitgeist’s Miles Gray joins Bridget to discuss what happened when the disgraced president and the right wing digital media ecosystem coalesced to attack Black women for simply doing their jobs as poll workers during the 2020 election.See for privacy information.
Last night Elon Musk banned a bunch of journalists, stormed out of a Twitter Spaces when questioned about it, then (maybe?) turned off the Spaces feature for everyone! Given how weird his tenure has been, let’s revisit how we got here with my friends at Stuff Mom Never Told You. See for privacy information.
The moral panic around the film Cuties explains why so many right wing extremists are using the “groomer” “child predator” attack to smear their enemies todaySee for privacy information.
From pressure to create the perfect holiday scene for family, or the most over-the-top instagram post for “the internet,” the holidays can be a stressful time. As usual,  gendered labor like cooking, presents, and kin-making most often falls to women and moms. Social media companies love to monetize our anxieties in order to sell stuff, and the holidays are no exception, but social media can also help us feel connected and learn tips like how to set boundaries around gift giving. Bridget talks with three women about how, and with whom, they navigate the holidays online.    The Kardashian’s over the top Easter: An Elf breakfast: The Gendering of Holiday Labor: for privacy information.
Electrical engineer and AI ethicist Azariah Cole-Shephard breaks down what we need to know about AI art generation apps like Lensa See for privacy information.
Elon Musk is trying to make fetch happen with the “Twitter Files.”  He’s releasing internal Twitter emails about content moderation decisions on the platform before he took over as CEO. But here’s why it’s not be the bombshell he says it is.See for privacy information.
Genetic testing services like 23&Me can tell us a lot about our health and our ancestry. But whenever you’re giving your DNA to a company, it’s important to know the risks. We’re joined by 23andMe Senior Privacy Counsel Zerina Curevac for a deep dive on what you need to know before you spit.See for privacy information.
In the conclusion of this two part episode, Bridget continues her conversation with journalist and comedian Francesca Fiorentini to talk through the midterm elections and how online harassment keeps women from succeeding in elected office.See for privacy information.
In the fantastic new podcast BEDROCK: USA, reporter Laura Bliss uncovers how  extremists have been quietly building power at the local level, zeroing in on institutions like local school boards in small towns.    And while many of us are paying attention to national issues, it’s happening right under our noses.    LISTEN AND SUBSCRIBE TO BEDROCK USA: FOLLOW LAURA BLISS: for privacy information.
In the first installment of this two part episode, we’re joined by journalist and comedian Francesca Fiorentini to talk through the midterm elections and how online harassment keeps women from succeeding in elected office.See for privacy information.
LGBTQ youth and the people who affirm and support them are being attacked online. Alejandra Caraballo, Clinical Instructor at the Harvard Law Cyber Law Clinic explains why it should concern all of us. WE’RE DOING A LIVE SHOW in NYC and VIRTUALLY on 5/28! Get tickets:  Donate to the Trevor Project:  Subscribe to Alejandra’s amazing podcast Queering The Law: Follow Alejandra: Find a BansOffOurBody rally near you: Join our newsletter: Want to support the show? (thank you!) Subscribe, tell a friend, leave a review, or buy some merch at There Are No Girls on the Internet’s store: TANGOTI.COM/STORE Say hello at See for privacy information.
We're joined by Prop, host of Hood Politics, to discuss the targeted Twitter hate campaign led by Milo Yiannopoulos against comedian & SNL alum Leslie Jones, that stemmed from her casting in the 2016 Ghostbusters remake.See for privacy information.
Girls Who Code exists to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. Pretty inspiring, right? But their books for girls were temporarily banned in a Pennsylvania school district.    CEO Dr.  Tarika Barrett explains how these book bans inspired them to get even more girls invested in technology.    Learn more about GirlsWhoCode: for privacy information.
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