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There Are No Girls on the Internet
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... more

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Episodes

Remembering Lynn Conway, Tech Visionary that Transphobia Almost Erased

It’s Pride Month, which is a great time to be thinking about the LGBTQ people who have been beacons of... more

14 Jun 2024 · 25 minutes
As global elections loom, women leaders are under attack - STUFF MOM NEVER TOLD YOU

2024 isn’t just an election year, it’s THE election year, with almost half the global population voting in elections this... more

11 Jun 2024 · 46 minutes
Korean pop band NewJeans subpoenas Google; Israeli disinfo campaign exposed; Transphobic lesbian dating app; Landlord price fixing scheme – NEWS ROUNDUP

Listen to the Outspoken Network’s new pod But We Loved: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-but-we-loved-174494262/ Listen to Joey’s take on Bottoms on Stuff Mom Never... more

07 Jun 2024 · 53 minutes
Fearless Fund, Black women’s entrepreneurship program, deemed “discriminatory” by court

Grant program for Black women business owners is discriminatory, appeals court rules: https://www.npr.org/2024/06/03/g-s1-2649/fearless-fund-grant-program-appeal-ruling Fearless Fund is a Black woman-led venture capital... more

04 Jun 2024 · 50 minutes
Introducing Sixteenth Minute (of Fame)

Hi There Are No Girls On The Internet Fans! Take a listen to the trailer of our newest show Sixteenth... more

01 Jun 2024 · 3 minutes
“All Eyes on Rafah” AI image goes viral; Trump is guilty!!; Google says to eat glue – NEWS ROUNDUP

HE’S GUILTY song of the summer by Mad McFadden: https://www.tiktok.com/@madmcferrin/video/7374903247653326122 'All Eyes on Rafah' image shared by millions on Instagram following... more

31 May 2024 · 48 minutes
BetterHelp is everywhere. Can we trust it? - BEST OF TANGOTI

After the tragedy at Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival that left 10 dead and hundreds injured and traumatized, the rapper announced... more

28 May 2024 · 51 minutes
Sam Altman says Her is his favorite movie. Has he actually seen it?

Spike Jonze’s 2013 movie Her is in the tech zeitgeist. Have tech leaders watched the whole thing?  Brian Merchant’s piece on... more

25 May 2024 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
Scarlett Johansson’s Open AI voice fight shows the need for consent in tech

Scarlett Johansson says Open AI ripped off her voice for their ChatGPT4.0 even after she said no. No means no,... more

22 May 2024 · 17 minutes
Zuckerberg’s glow up; Bumble Fumble; Celebrity Digital Guillotine; Better Help gets busted – NEWS ROUNDUP

The weekly news roundup is back! Bridget’s piece of Elizabeth Holmes’ hair: https://www.instyle.com/hair/elizabeth-holmes-white-privilege-messy-hair Zuck's new style was on full display at his... more

18 May 2024 · 51 minutes
Brandy Mellville exploited girls. Does anyone care?

Kate Taylor’s reporting led to HBO’s new documentary Brandy Hellville and the Cult of Fast Fashion. She joins Bridget to... more

15 May 2024 · 41 minutes
Campus Protests: A Surveillance and Harassment Nightmare

Campuses are canceling and shrinking graduation ceremonies after waves of student protests. The protests have also triggered a wave of harassment,... more

10 May 2024 · 51 minutes
Marginalized people are the lifeblood of organized labor — BEST OF TANGOTI

More and more workers are unionizing across the country.  Metalhead and labor journalist Kim Kelly on the exciting new wave of... more

03 May 2024 · 57 minutes
Her Playboy picture changed the internet forever - Stuff Mom Never Told You

Even if you’ve never seen Lenna Forsén’s image, you know it, because an image of the Swedish former model went... more

01 May 2024 · 47 minutes
TikTok ban signed into law. What happens next?

Don’t freak out! You can still use TikTok for the time being. But here’s where we could be headed. Here's what... more

27 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Whitney Houston: The Zombification of an Icon - BEST OF TANGOTI

A hologram of the late Whitney Houston is doing a residency in Las Vegas.  Spirituality writer Brooke Obie asks what this... more

23 Apr 2024 · 38 minutes
NPR “wokeness debate” shows Gamergate never ended

Extremists like Chris Rufo are setting their sites on NPR, and the New York Times is helping them do it.... more

19 Apr 2024 · 34 minutes
Marylin Manson’s abuse allegations are a tech issue - STUFF MOM NEVER TOLD YOU

Evan Rachel Wood’s documentary Phoenix Rising paints a horrifying picture of abuse she experienced by Brian Warner, also known as... more

16 Apr 2024 · 52 minutes
Tom Holland should speak up in Romeo + Juliet harassment; Eclipse 2024!; No politics on Instagram?; Fake podcasts exposed! – NEWS ROUNDUP

Romeo & Juliet theatre star suffers ‘barrage’ of online racial abuse: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2024/apr/05/romeo-juliet-theatre-star-suffers-barrage-of-online-racial-abuse Tom Holland Urged to Speak Out After Nearly 900... more

13 Apr 2024 · 1 hour,
The Rot Economy ft Robert Evans - Better Offline

Ever wonder why Google results are getting worse, or why you aren't seeing your friends on Instagram? It's all because... more

09 Apr 2024 · 49 minutes
Pornification of women on Twitch; Baltimore bridge DEI conspiracy; Amazon just walk out stores flop; Ignore your boss’s emails – NEWS ROUNDUP

Latino immigrant workers died on the Baltimore bridge. More will likely rebuild it: https://edition.cnn.com/2024/04/04/business/immigrant-workers-baltimore-bridge/index.html Baltimore mayor faces racist attacks after bridge... more

05 Apr 2024 · 55 minutes
Andrew Huberman is the internet’s favorite guru. Can we trust him? - CONCLUSION

Previously on TANGOTI...    This is part two of our two-part look at Dr. Andrew Huberman.  If you haven’t listened to part 1,... more

03 Apr 2024 · 34 minutes
Andrew Huberman is the internet’s favorite guru. Should we trust him?

Andrew Huberman is having a rough one after New York Mag published a long read looking into his personal and... more

30 Mar 2024 · 59 minutes
Kate Middleton TMZ video; Don’t trash your boss on Glassdoor; Birth control misinfo online is out of control; AI Marylin Monroe – NEWS ROUNDUP

WE RECORDED OUR UPDATE ON KATE MIDDLETON BEFORE THE NEW YORK TIMES REPORTED NEWS THAT SHE HAD BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH... more

22 Mar 2024 · 56 minutes
Where is Kate Middleton? Conspiracy theories, institutions, and truth in the era of AI.

Where is Kate Middleton? https://www.vox.com/culture/24087565/princess-kate-middleton-disappearance-rumors-explained-abdominal-surgery-kensington-palace The Kate Middleton photo scandal is a rare — and consequential — flub / A wave of... more

15 Mar 2024 · 47 minutes
Banning TikTok would harm marginalized communities - BEST OF TANGOTI

This week Biden said he would sign legislation into law banning TikTok if congress passes it. TikTok is one step... more

12 Mar 2024 · 56 minutes
TikTok wants you to call congress; Black people love Trump in AI deep fakes; Disable this new Twitter feature — NEWS ROUNDUP

What fake images of Trump with Black voters tell us about AI disinformation: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2024/03/06/what-fake-images-trump-with-black-voters-tell-us-about-ai-disinformation/ A bill that could lead to a TikTok... more

08 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Will we ever see a woman president?

On this special International Women’s Day episode, Bridget reflects on what honoring women means and talks to NBC’s Ali Vitali... more

05 Mar 2024 · 42 minutes
Willy Wonka AI fiasco; Google’s “woke” AI fiasco; Tumblr CEO transphobia fiasco; Wendy’s pricing fiasco – NEWS ROUNDUP

The less-than-magical Willy Wonka event, briefly explained: https://www.vox.com/technology/2024/2/28/24086217/willy-wonka-glasgow-scotland Why Google's 'woke' AI problem won't be an easy fix: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-68412620 Black Nazis? A... more

02 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Who the F did she marry!?; Instamom exploitation; Bobbi Althoff deep fakes flood Twitter; What we know about Nex Benedict’s death – NEWS ROUNDUP

Here’s Why Everyone’s Watching the ‘Who TF Did I Marry?’ Series on TikTok: https://www.glamour.com/story/heres-why-everyones-watching-the-who-tf-did-i-marry-series-on-tiktok A Marketplace of Girl Influencers Managed by... more

24 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Rest in Power Shafiqah Hudson, creator of #YourSlipIsShowing

Shafiqah Hudson made the internet better for all of us. In honor of her brilliant life cut tragically short, we’re... more

20 Feb 2024 · 38 minutes
Think twice about Temu; Is Facebook giving up on political content?; Abortion data sold by data brokers; People come together to destroy a self-driving car. NEWS ROUNDUP!

Meta announces they will stop promoting "political" content, kicks the can on what "political" means. Internet shopping company Temu ran... more

16 Feb 2024 · 55 minutes
Trad wives are lying to you online - STUFF MOM NEVER TOLD YOU

Have you seen trad wife content on social media lately? Bridget joins Sam and ANney over at Stuff Mom Never... more

13 Feb 2024 · 45 minutes
Lesbian bar drama on TikTok; BlueSky open for all; Creeps use AI to put clothes on women; Elon bankrolls Gina Carano’s Disney discrimination suit while simultaneously facing his own – NEWS ROUNDUP

Listen to Joey breakdown TikTok’s crisis of femininity on Stuff Mom Never Told You: https://omny.fm/shows/stuff-mom-never-told-you/tiktoks-crisis-of-femininity  A Straight Woman Walks Into a... more

09 Feb 2024 · 56 minutes
Nicki Minaj’s fans are terrifying - Best of TANGOTI

If anything happens to me, talk to the Barbz.  In this episode from 2022, we talk to Kimberly Foster about being... more

06 Feb 2024 · 54 minutes
TikTok mutes the music in dispute with artists; Drag Race performer wins libel suit; Zuckerberg bullied into apology at Senate hearing; Australian news photoshops lawmaker – NEWS ROUNDUP

WELCOME TO THE THE MELANINOCRACY  Get out of the way! It’s Black History Month!!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5Mf0X1oDHM Universal Music Group to remove songs from... more

03 Feb 2024 · 49 minutes
Taylor Swift Twitter deep fakes are everyone’s problem

Those horrifying deep fake AI images of Taylor Swift that circulated on social media last week are a threat to... more

30 Jan 2024 · 21 minutes
Taylor Swift AI deepfakes flood Twitter; Libs of TikTok gets leadership position in Oklahoma schools; AI steals from Indigenous artists in Australia – NEWS ROUNDUP

Kelly Osbourne addresses infamous 2015 remarks about Latinos on 'The View': https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/kelly-osbourne-addresses-infamous-2015-remarks-latinos-view-rcna134755 Researchers Say the Deepfake Biden Robocall Was Likely Made... more

27 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Self Checkout Machines: Tearing our Community Apart!

In our last news roundup, Bridget and Mike had conflicting and surprisingly strong feelings about self checkout machines. And it... more

24 Jan 2024 · 57 minutes
Pitchfork is absorbed by GQ - is music for men? Bridget hates self-checkout; Google still isn’t deleting abortion data; AI deepfake legislation – NEWS ROUNDUP

This week on the Patreon: Bridget remembers the time she met Sheryl Sandberg. https://TANGOTI.com/patreon  Google promised to delete sensitive location data... more

20 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
What we’re leaving behind in the new year - STUFF MOM NEVER TOLD YOU

It’s a new year, which is a great opportunity to take stock of what we’re leaving behind in tech in... more

16 Jan 2024 · 37 minutes
Substack has a Nazi problem; Dating apps are flopping; Ebay execs harass critics; Elon does race science, AI George Carlin – NEWS ROUNDUP

Happy 2024 - the internet is all scams, lies, baits, Nazis and spiders!  Substack has a Nazi problem: https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2024/01/11/substack-platformer-nazis/ Dating apps are... more

13 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
The New Weaponization of Plagiarism [PATREON UNLOCKED]

Harvard donor Bill Ackman pushed for the resignation of Harvard's first Black woman president, Dr. Claudine Gay, for what he... more

10 Jan 2024 · 26 minutes
Harvard’s Real Scandal Was A Black Woman Leader — NEW EPISODE

Happy New Year! We’d intended to air the first newscast of 2024, but instead we have to talk about what... more

06 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Why trad wife content is taking over social media right now — BEST OF TANGOTI

Have you been seeing a lot of content on social media romanticizing women not working outside of the home?  Jo Piazza,... more

02 Jan 2024 · 28 minutes
From George Santos to Anna Delvy, do we reward scammers for their cons? — BEST OF TANGOTI

Netflix’s Inventing Anna presents a flashy version of fake German heiress Anna Delvey’s scams. Rachel Deloache Williams was scammed out of... more

29 Dec 2023 · 51 minutes
Ruby Freeman and Shay Moss are American heroes — BEST OF TANGOTI

Rudy Giuliani has been ordered to pay Ruby Freeman and Shay Moss, two election workers he baselessly maligned in Georgia,... more

26 Dec 2023 · 17 minutes
WHAT WE'RE LISTENING TO — Afterlives: The Layleen Polanco Story

We're taking a break from our usual content to share a new podcast from iHeart's Outspoken network, Afterlives: The Layleen... more

22 Dec 2023 · 37 minutes
Author loses her book deal after review-bombing authors on GoodReads

Cait Corrain is an author who had a highly anticipated book called Crown of Starlight coming out in May of... more

19 Dec 2023 · 40 minutes
Rudy Giuliani ordered to pay $150 million; Verizon gives woman’s phone records to stalker; Discord bans misgendering; Twitter ads get gross; Women in AI are sick of sexist questions; Is ChatGPT on winter break? – NEWS ROUNDUP

It’s a Friday news roundup! If you’re new here and looking for a deeper dive into a single topic, check... more

16 Dec 2023 · 47 minutes
Elon Musk welcomes BFF Alex Jones back to Twitter

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been let back on Twitter after being banned for building a media empire on the... more

12 Dec 2023 · 17 minutes
New Taylor Swift conspiracy drops online; IRL violence from misinformation in Dublin; TikTok makes you 17% more antisemetic? Not quite, Nikki Haley – NEWS ROUNDUP

To skip the banter and get straight to the news, skip to 00:04:20 VOTE FOR THE IRL PODCAST TO WIN AN... more

09 Dec 2023 · 54 minutes
Devternity! Did this tech conference create fake women to look more diverse?

The tech conference Devternity has been canceled (not fake canceled, literally canceled) after allegations that the founder has been inventing... more

06 Dec 2023 · 51 minutes
TikTok cracks down on TikTokShop sellers!; Fake writers at Sports Illustrated; Quit fearmongering about Namedrop; Bumble + Tinder drop Facebook ads; Canadian news ban update – NEWS ROUNDUP

We’re soft-launching having a little banter at the top of the episode, but to get straight to the news go... more

01 Dec 2023 · 49 minutes
Sam Altman’s OpenAI CEO drama shows the shortcomings of male leadership in tech

Last week, Sam Altman was abruptly fired from Open AI. Don’t worry, he’s already been reinstated.  Dr. Misty Heggeness, Associate Professor... more

29 Nov 2023 · 40 minutes
Amanda Knox asks: Who gets to own their story? — Best of TANGOTI

After being falsely accused of murder in a global scandal screamed from tabloid headlines, these days exoneree, activist, mom, and... more

24 Nov 2023 · 50 minutes
Elon Musk boosts antisemitic tweet and advertisers leave Twitter - Elon’s Media Matters lawsuit explained

There’s a lot going on with Twitter! It’s been a few weeks since we’ve done an installment of our segment,... more

22 Nov 2023 · 47 minutes
PC Gamer can’t name a woman; Is Marvel blaming Black women for bad box office performance?; New AI rules on YouTube; Nikki Haley wants you to use your real name online — NEWS ROUNDUP

Learn more about Joey’s new podcast with Raquel Willis Afterlives: https://www.them.us/story/afterlives-layleen-polanco-trans-incarceration-podcast?utm_source=twitter&utm_brand=them&utm_social-type=owned&utm_medium=social Dear Video Game Industry, Please Name A Woman: https://kotaku.com/pc-gamer-30th-anniversary-women-games-1851021562 FCC moves to help... more

17 Nov 2023 · 59 minutes
Is TikTok becoming a dystopian QVC? (w/ PrettyCritical)

Is it just me or are ads everywhere on TikTok right now? Welcome to TikTok Shop. Is this the new... more

15 Nov 2023 · 38 minutes
SAG strike ends with AI concessions!; New Facebook whistleblower drops; Omegle shuts down; RIP Jezebel; The Future of Online Media – NEWS ROUNDUP

“We got the yacht!”  https://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-new-york-city/season-8/episode-17/videos/sonja-we-got-the-yacht Actors strike wins concessions that will impact AI and streaming for decades: https://www.wired.com/story/hollywood-actors-strike-ends-ai-streaming/ Zuckerberg personally and repeatedly blocked... more

11 Nov 2023 · 55 minutes
Britney Spears released a hit memoir. Are bots shaping the conversation?

In the wake of Britney Spears’ hit memoir, are social media bots changing the conversation? Bridget does a deep dive... more

08 Nov 2023 · 30 minutes
Biden’s executive order on AI protects privacy and boosts inclusion. Thank Black women like Dr. Joy Buolamwini.

Dr. Joy Buolamwini has been raising the alarm about the harm of AI for years, through her research and advocacy.... more

02 Nov 2023 · 36 minutes
What’s your favorite scary movie? Scream, the 1996 horror classic, is a commentary on tech and media frights

Scream was created against the backdrop of increasing anxiety about tech and media. And the film is practically screaming at... more

31 Oct 2023 · 49 minutes
Self-driving car company hid crash video; Gender discrimination at Google; Bipartisan agreement that Facebook is bad; What Gen-Z wants from media; Wage slavery is not your friend – NEWS ROUNDUP

Calif. DMV says Cruise hid video of SF crash, suspends driverless car firm's permits: https://www.sfgate.com/tech/article/cruise-driverless-permits-suspended-dmv-18445296.php Meta and kids lawsuit from 41... more

27 Oct 2023 · 59 minutes
Matt Walsh (and 100K others) attacked her for being a single woman with no kids online.

Julia Mazur, host of the great podcast Pretty Much Done, made an innocuous TikTok about how she spent her weekend... more

25 Oct 2023 · 41 minutes
Instagram suppresses Palestinians; Don’t use AI to write your closing argument in court!; Elon Musk gets fined; Using VR to help people who hoard — NEWS ROUNDUP

Last week, we looked at how Twitter is creating more chaos in the Israel / Palestine conflict. Now, a look... more

20 Oct 2023 · 59 minutes
AI is built by people. We need to listen to their stories

On the just launched brand new season of Mozilla’s podcast IRL: Online Life is Real Life, Bridget explores the power... more

17 Oct 2023 · 23 minutes
Elon Musk’s Twitter is making the Israel - Hamas conflict worse

The changes Elon Musk has made to Twitter are making it impossible to sort out what’s happening in the Israel... more

13 Oct 2023 · 31 minutes
On National Coming Out Day, don’t forget that we’re winning! (w/ Kevin Jennings of Lambda Legal)

Sometimes it’s difficult to remember how far we’ve come in the fight for equality.  Kevin Jennings is CEO of Lambda Legal,... more

11 Oct 2023 · 38 minutes
Grace Hopper Celebration Kens ruin Barbieland; Is Instagram ruining the outdoors?; Boys are being extorted online; Nudify apps are a real problem; Elon gets sued; Telehealth increases abortion access in NYC! – NEWS ROUNDUP

Want to bring Bridget to your school, job, or event? Email us! Hello@Tangoti.com Bridget on Anita B’s podcast Be The Change: https://anitab.org/b-the-way-forward/ Men Overran... more

06 Oct 2023 · 52 minutes
From those judgy bridesmaids to West Elm Caleb, has TikTik surveillance ruined gossip?

In this special episode taped from the iHeart Music Festival in the Bose recording booth, Bridget and Mike talk about... more

03 Oct 2023 · 52 minutes
Taylor Swift fans prompt IRS scrutiny on ticket resellers; Linda Yaccarino’s cringey Code interview; Yelp versus Crisis Pregnancy Centers; New Deep Fake legislation – NEWS ROUNDUP

Bridget’s other podcast BEEF is nominated for 3 Signal Awards! Can you vote for BEEF to win? Just go to... more

29 Sep 2023 · 54 minutes
Just Pearly Things, Andrew Tate and beyond: Inside the Manosphere

Apple joined the Google Play store in dropping Andrew Tate’s pyramid scheme app. And while Tate was in custody, Just... more

26 Sep 2023 · 55 minutes
Andrew Tate's MLM app removed from Google Play Store; Elon Musk weaponizes sexual assault allegations against Russell Brand; Amazon sued for Prime subscription trickery; Abortion Chatbot Charly provides accurate info; Hero of sex trafficking fantasy movie removed for sketchy behavior – NEWS ROUNDUP

For Bridget's full take on Ashton Kutcher and anti-trafficking work, check out the Patreon: Patreon.com/tangoti  Russell Brand accused of sexual assault... more

22 Sep 2023 · 47 minutes
Ready to leave Twitter? Try Spill instead!

Spill is a meme forward, highly visual social media platform that is putting power in the hands of the people... more

20 Sep 2023 · 43 minutes
Virginia Dem candidate’s sex livestreams shouldn’t be a big deal; NSFW AI; Parents of trans kids speak up about KOSA; Can AI Drake win a Grammy? – NEWS ROUNDUP

Bridget is having an “off day” in this one, but Joey helps her through it.  Virginia election candidate responds after leak... more

15 Sep 2023 · 56 minutes
Ashton Kutcher and the anti-trafficking grift

Ashton Kutcher recently wrote a letter to a judge, asking for leniency for his friend and TV co-star Danny Masterson... more

13 Sep 2023 · 49 minutes
Elon doubles down on antisemitism; Grindr forces LGBTQ staff back to the office; Your car knows your sex life; Something is rotten at Rotten Tomatoes – NEWS ROUNDUP

Are you still on Twitter? Over on the Patreon we’re having a conversation about the decision to stay on the... more

08 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Black women’s entrepreneurship is under attack - STUFF MOM NEVER TOLD YOU

Fearless Fund is a Black woman led venture capital firm that offers investment, financial support, and mentorship to Black women... more

05 Sep 2023 · 50 minutes
Student journalist exposes creepy clown professor; Rudy Guiliani loses Ruby Freeman defamation lawsuit; Mastercard versus sex workers; Lawmakers keep trying to bubble wrap the internet; Milani makeup gets dragged on Women’s Equality Day – NEWS ROUNDUP

Opt out of meta using your facebook to train ai (this isn't a fake fb chain letter, it's real!): https://www.zdnet.com/article/meta-uses-your-facebook-data-to-train-its-ai-heres-how-to-opt-out-sort-of/   College professor... more

01 Sep 2023 · 56 minutes
Canada is burning and Facebook’s ban on news adds fuel to the fire

It’s been a historic year of wildfires in Canada. But as thousands in the country are trying to safely evacuate,... more

30 Aug 2023 · 45 minutes
TikTok surveillance plan revealed; Fresh & Fit manosphere podcast demonetized & emasculated; Elon is blocking links and faking followers; Court affirms copyrights are for humans, not AI; and more — NEWS ROUNDUP

Welcome our producer Joey Patt, who is joining Bridget for their first news roundup!  Fresh & Fit, misogynistic manosphere podcast and... more

25 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
STRIKE! Writers and actors deserve fair pay! Actor Francesca Ramsey explains how studios weaponize tech against creatives

Hollywood screenwriters and actors have joined workers across the economy to demand better pay, better conditions, and better protections against... more

23 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Jordan Peterson copies Countess Luann; Elon Musk mutes critics and threatens removing the block button; ChatGPT bans books in Iowa schools; Illinois law protects kidfluencers; Wisconsin bill infantilizes adults; $1 billion fine for online harassment campaign; YouTube policy against cancer lies is big if true — NEWS ROUNDUP

Listen to TANGOTI producer Joey Patt talk with the hosts of Stuff Mom Never Told You to break down why... more

18 Aug 2023 · 59 minutes
Author Jane Friedman vs. the AI scammers who stole her good name on Amazon GoodReads

Writer Jane Friedman has a stellar reputation in publishing. But a huckster, armed with AI impersonations of her writing, was... more

16 Aug 2023 · 46 minutes
Zoom drops (maybe?) AI training policies; Black pregnant women arrested by facial recognition; Twitter CEO (kind of?) Linda Yaccarino gives first big interview; Did Elon ever pay those creators? — NEWS ROUNDUP

The role of misogynoir and disinformation in the Tory Lanez trial: www.Patreon.com/tangoti     Here’s the story on Jane Friedman, the author AI... more

12 Aug 2023 · 55 minutes
What the History of Autotune Tells Us About the Future of AI

It's the 50th anniversary of hip hop, and that’s a great opportunity for Bridget to dig into one of her... more

08 Aug 2023 · 34 minutes
Henrietta Lacks’ family gets justice; Professional hater targets grants for Black business women; Facebook pulls news in Canada; Online porn privacy update in Utah and Arkansas, Attenzione! New TikTok milkshake duck just dropped; Uber CEO has no idea how much Ubers cost – NEWSCAST

Henrietta Lacks’ family settles lawsuit with a biotech company that used her cells without consent: https://apnews.com/article/henrietta-lacks-hela-cells-thermo-fisher-scientific-bfba4a6c10396efa34c9b79a544f0729 Uber CEO balks after a... more

04 Aug 2023 · 54 minutes
Johnny Depp case sets standard; Texas A&M President Hiring Fiasco; Senate Bills Save the Children; Google’s Anti-Climate Cash-In; Twitter is X and X gone give it to you — NEWS ROUNDUP

We were off last week while Bridget recovered from surgery. But don’t feel bad for her, she’s been screwing up... more

02 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Lena Dunham and the cruel lie that just won’t die — BEST OF TANGOTI

Lena Dunham is in the news, which means a particularly sticky misleading claim about her is, too. We have no... more

29 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
Moral panic over trafficking gets a movie; The writer who criticized it gets death threats. Interview with Rolling Stone’s Miles Klee

Rolling Stone’s Miles Klee has become a target of an extremist harassment campaign after publishing a review of the new... more

26 Jul 2023 · 54 minutes
Threads is flopping because Facebook is brand-safe and deeply unsexy; Elon Musk ghosts Kenyan staff; AI bot Harriet Tubman; Gamer guys mad about women in soccer; Misogynoir sinks White House cyber security director; Don’t bring your phone to this island in Finland — NEWS ROUNDUP

WANT TO LISTEN TO AD-FREE BONUS CONTENT AND SUPPORT THE SHOW? CHECK US OUT ON PATREON AT PATREON.COM/TANGOTI Laid-off Twitter Africa... more

21 Jul 2023 · 53 minutes
Elizabeth Holmes works the press like a pro

The disgraced CEO of Theranos, the scam blood testing company, built her career with savvy press moves. Now she’s headed... more

19 Jul 2023 · 51 minutes
Elon Musk turns Twitter into an MLM with payout promises; AI deep fakes put voice actors in porn with lawsuits aplenty; Surgeon live streams and loses license; Buffalo shooting victims sue; Smartphone removable batteries; Happy Birthday TANGOTI! – NEWS ROUNDUP

Happy Birthday There Are No Girls on the Internet! The podcast turned 3 years old this week! We are officially... more

15 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
What is a journalism? TikTok and the future of news (w/ Vitus Spehar of Under the Desk News!)

Bridget has a deeply fascinating and important conversation with the brilliant Vitus Spehar from Under The Desk News about “the... more

12 Jul 2023 · 52 minutes
Jonah Hill, Keke Palmer, and social media’s role in controlling relationships [PATREON TEASER]

Jonah Hill’s ex released some pretty controlling texts from the actor policing her Instagram posts. Keke Palmer’s boyfriend publicly shamed... more

10 Jul 2023 · 6 minutes
Elon breaks Twitter to save it; Threads app slithers in for the kill; Meghan Markle gets an apology;Digital surveillance in France + Virginia + Sacramento. — NEWS ROUNDUP

So much happened with Twitter. It broke, or maybe they broke it. Then they broke it more, possibly trying to... more

08 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
Shein’s disastrous brand trip, the future of influencing, and the ethics of fast fashion (w/ Aja Barber!)

Fast fashion retailer Shein’s brand trip didn’t quite go as they planned. They sent a group of influencers to China... more

04 Jul 2023 · 53 minutes
Dylan Mulvaney breaks returns to social media; debunking affirmative action myths; Canva’s Black hair backlash; Is ChatGPT stealing your data?; Google blocks Canadian news sites — NEWS ROUNDUP

SCOTUS’ affirmative action ruling leaves us mad as hell; Dylan Mulvaney, the trans influencer targeted for extremist hate in the... more

01 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Is the internet making us all lonelier? (w/ Tinder Live's Lane Moore!)

There’s no denying that dating apps, social media, and smartphones have changed the way platonic, romantic, and sexual relationships play... more

28 Jun 2023 · 49 minutes
Elon Musk declares 'cis' a slur; Poll workers targeted by Trump+Giuliani exonerated; RFK Jr. and Joe Rogan say stupid things; Illinois bans book bans; Grammys are for humans; Zuckerburg vs. Musk cage match - NEWS ROUNDUP

There’s a heavy musk of Elon in this episode. He tries to redefine the word ‘cis’ to be a slur... more

23 Jun 2023 · 59 minutes
Shiny Happy People: It's not just the Duggars, religious zealots want to control your future (w/ Eve Ettinger)

On Amazon Prime's new docu series Shiny Happy People, we're given a look into the Duggars' harmful religious ideology. Eve... more

21 Jun 2023 · 52 minutes
ChatGPT gets sued; Google's anti-choice cash in; GLAAD grades Twitter; Teslas go full self-rampaging; Women be Gaming — NEWS ROUNDUP

A besmirched radio host sues OpenAI over ChatGPT hallucinations of impropriety. Google rakes in ad cash from anti-choice "pregnancy crisis... more

17 Jun 2023 · 47 minutes
Real Life Beef: Bridget vs Essence Magazine - Listeners demand the truth about that weird 'Vila Davis' postazine

A few weeks ago in our news roundup we talked about a weird social post from Essence magazine on Viola... more

14 Jun 2023 · 40 minutes
Park Mom Birthday Cake Drama, DeSantis Campaign Deep Fakes, Amazon’s Spy Ring, YouTube Disinfo Is Back, Facebook Still Awful, New Twitter CEO — NEWS ROUNDUP

This week we learned Amazon employees spied on Ring customers, YouTube is rolling back its policy about election disinfo, and... more

09 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Sex workers know the future of the internet w/ Dr. Olivia Snow

When it comes to what’s next in technology and the internet, we’d all benefit from listening to sex workers. Dr.... more

07 Jun 2023 · 48 minutes
Elon Musk flirts with AOC impersonator, Surgeon General's Report on social media, AI-generated true crime on TikTok, and more! — NEWS ROUNDUP

This week, Elon Musk interacted with a fake Twitter account impersonating AOC, which had been banned until he decided to... more

02 Jun 2023 · 57 minutes
Tech Won’t Save Us in the future with Paris Marx

Paris Marx, host of the hit podcast Tech Won’t Save Us says criticism about technology and the people and culture... more

31 May 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Police conspire with insurrectionists; Google breaks its promise; DeSantis goes on Twitter; Target pulls Pride merch — NEWS ROUNDUP

This week we learned that police officers helped the insurrectionists, and that Google never stopped collecting data on visits to... more

27 May 2023 · 53 minutes
Mikki Kendall built her career on Twitter. Here’s where she’s going next.

When writer, cultural critic and OG Twitter icon Mikki Kendall created the viral hashtag #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen, she changed the face of... more

24 May 2023 · 53 minutes
Elizabeth Holmes is going to prison, Elon Musk’s racist tweets, AI senate hearings, and Montana bans Tik Tok — NEWS ROUNDUP

We’re doing a new thing where we summarize tech, media, and internet news you may have missed this week. For more... more

20 May 2023 · 26 minutes
Nina Jankowicz was a right-wing target. Now she’s suing Fox News for defamation.

In the first episode of our miniseries Present Future, Bridget talks with disinformation expert Nina Jankowicz. After being appointed to... more

17 May 2023 · 50 minutes
THERE ARE NO GIRLS ON THE INTERNET IS BACK FOR A BRAND NEW SEASON!

There Are No Girls on the Internet is back! And this season we’re diving into the future and making sure... more

10 May 2023 · 1 minute
A trip down Myspace memory lane

VOTE FOR US TO WIN A SHORTY AWARD: TANGOTI.COM/VOTE You can vote every day until 4/26 and it only takes a... more

18 Apr 2023 · 32 minutes
Banning TikTok would hurt marginalized communities

TikTok disinformation researcher Abbie Richards breaks down the recent TikTok Congressional hearings and why she says a ban on TikTok... more

28 Mar 2023 · 56 minutes
The children of “mommy bloggers” are speaking up - Stuff Mom Never Told You

There's a difference between posting a picture of your child on social media and making a business out of posting... more

21 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
#OscarsSoWhite with April Reign and Dr. Jon Paul

In this bonus Twitter Spaces conversation, Bridget is joined by #OscarsSoWhite creator April Reign and Dr. Jon Paul, screenwriter and... more

17 Mar 2023 · 37 minutes
De-influencing 101: Stuff Mom Never Told You

Do you need another water bottle? How about another pair of leggings? If you’ve been seeing de-influencing videos on your social... more

10 Feb 2023 · 47 minutes
Celebrating Black history by preserving our voices - BEST OF TANGOTI

We're popping in from our hiatus to celebrate Black history, Black presence, and Black futures by revisiting our conversation with... more

08 Feb 2023 · 38 minutes
BONUS: The Meghan Markle information war

Meghan and Harry are being targeted by a media manipulation campaign.Former counterintelligence agent Asha Rangappa breaks down how they’re fighting... more

12 Jan 2023 · 34 minutes
UPDATE: Andrew Tate detained in Romania - Tain’t comin’ home soon

Misogynistic, violent scam influencer Andrew Tate was detained in Romania in connection with a human trafficking ring.  Let’s revisit our episode... more

30 Dec 2022 · 21 minutes
Part One: Why Trump Targeted Two Black Election Workers

Ruby Freeman & Shaye Moss are heroes for their testimony before the Jan 6th commission, but they shouldn’t have to... more

21 Dec 2022 · 36 minutes
Elon Musk’s very weird night on Twitter- STUFF MOM NEVER TOLD YOU

Last night Elon Musk banned a bunch of journalists, stormed out of a Twitter Spaces when questioned about it, then... more

17 Dec 2022 · 58 minutes
Cuties Movie QAnon Controversy Explains Our Current Moment

The moral panic around the film Cuties explains why so many right wing extremists are using the “groomer” “child predator”... more

14 Dec 2022 · 49 minutes
Is social media ruining the holidays for women?

From pressure to create the perfect holiday scene for family, or the most over-the-top instagram post for “the internet,” the... more

13 Dec 2022 · 25 minutes
What is with those AI images all over Facebook right now?

Electrical engineer and AI ethicist Azariah Cole-Shephard breaks down what we need to know about AI art generation apps like... more

10 Dec 2022 · 31 minutes
Elon Musk’s “Twitter Files” is a whole lot of nothing.

Elon Musk is trying to make fetch happen with the “Twitter Files.”  He’s releasing internal Twitter emails about content moderation decisions... more

07 Dec 2022 · 49 minutes
Are genetic testing services protecting our data?

Genetic testing services like 23&Me can tell us a lot about our health and our ancestry. But whenever you’re giving your... more

02 Dec 2022 · 24 minutes
Part Two: The Online & Real Life Harassment of Marginalized Elected Officials

In the conclusion of this two part episode, Bridget continues her conversation with journalist and comedian Francesca Fiorentini to talk... more

30 Nov 2022 · 59 minutes
How extremists are taking over small town governments: Bedrock USA

In the fantastic new podcast BEDROCK: USA, reporter Laura Bliss uncovers how  extremists have been quietly building power at the local... more

29 Nov 2022 · 36 minutes
Part One: The Online & Real Life Harassment of Marginalized Elected Officials

In the first installment of this two part episode, we’re joined by journalist and comedian Francesca Fiorentini to talk through... more

23 Nov 2022 · 43 minutes
Rerun: The moral panic behind “groomers” is an attack on marginalized people

LGBTQ youth and the people who affirm and support them are being attacked online. Alejandra Caraballo, Clinical Instructor at the... more

23 Nov 2022 · 50 minutes
Leslie Jones: How Milo Yiannopoulos Weaponized A Ghostbusters Remake

We're joined by Prop, host of Hood Politics, to discuss the targeted Twitter hate campaign led by Milo Yiannopoulos against... more

16 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Book bans are on the rise in the US, just ask GirlsWhoCode.

Girls Who Code exists to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer... more

15 Nov 2022 · 37 minutes
What Elon Musk Could Learn from the #EndFathersDay Hoax

We’re joined by Joelle Monique to revisit the 4chan hoax #EndFathersDay and what it says about impersonation as a destabilization... more

09 Nov 2022 · 59 minutes
On election day and after, disinformation is on the ballot

It’s election day in the United States. Bridget is sick with COVID and anxious about what is to come. We’re... more

09 Nov 2022 · 55 minutes
What the upcoming midterm election means for women online - STUFF MOM NEVER TOLD YOU

VOTE FOR MOZILLA’S IRL PODCAST TO WIN A SHORTY AWARD: TANGOTI.COM/IRL  A historic number of women of color are running for... more

04 Nov 2022 · 53 minutes
DongleGate: The Online Harassment Campaign Against Adria Richards

Most people recall GamerGate, but fewer are familiar with DongleGate, the coordinated online harassment campaign against a Black woman tech... more

02 Nov 2022 · 52 minutes
What is the ‘Internet Hate Machine?’

Black women are sometimes called “canaries in the coal mine” for online harms. On this preview of Internet Hate Machine,... more

26 Oct 2022 · 20 minutes
A woman tweeted about enjoying coffee in her garden and Twitter hated it. Is everyone miserable right now or what?

Here in the United States, we’ve got a lot to be anxious and overwhelmed about. Are these feelings coloring how... more

25 Oct 2022 · 50 minutes
INTRODUCING: INTERNET HATE MACHINE

Our social media platforms are being used to silence marginalized people, disrupt our democracy, and keep all of us more... more

21 Oct 2022 · 11 minutes
Should EVERYTHING be “content?” What happens when parents overshare their kids online? (with Mom Uncharted)

Everyone deserves privacy online, even kids. So what happens when parents make entire social media presences built around sharing their... more

18 Oct 2022 · 39 minutes
Jeffrey Dahmer to Gabby Petito: Is it possible to make ethical true cr ime? BEST OF TANGOTI

What is going on with our obsession with true crime? From social media sleuths to conspiracy theorists, Jessica Dean—aka Bloodbathandbeyond—joins us... more

14 Oct 2022 · 48 minutes
Kanye West’s antisemitic, anti-Black antics are another battle in “The Meme Wars”

Kanye West is trafficking in antisemitism and white supremacy, and he’s using memes to do it. In this longer episode,... more

12 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
The art of “Anti-influencing” - City CastDC

As Mr. Peanut Butter might say: “What is this, a crossover episode?”  When she isn’t hosting There Are No Girls on... more

07 Oct 2022 · 19 minutes
Nicki Minaj stans doxxed a cultural critic online. Now, she’s fighting back against doxxing and online abuse!

Kimberly Foster is taking legal action after obsessive fans of rapper Nicki Minaj attacked her online.  Charismatic leaders, from musicians... more

05 Oct 2022 · 53 minutes
Women are fighting for change in Iran after the death of Mahsa Amini

22 year old Mahsa Amini died in custody after being stopped by the morality police in Iran. And now, women... more

30 Sep 2022 · 30 minutes
Who is driving Meghan Markle hate online? STUFF MOM NEVER TOLD YOU

After the death of the Queen, conspiracy theories and sexist, racist attacks on Meghan Markle flooded the internet. But according to... more

27 Sep 2022 · 52 minutes
Serial’s Rabia Chaudry made it her mission to free Adnan Syed, despite harassment - Best of TANGOTI

You might know attorney and justice advocate Rabia Chaudry from the podcast Serial. Or her hit podcast Undisclosed, a true... more

23 Sep 2022 · 37 minutes
Our democracy is at risk. She’s registering half a million voters to help save it.

Today is National Voter Registration Day in the United States.     And founder and CEO of the Voter Formation Project (and Real... more

20 Sep 2022 · 42 minutes
How do we stay optimistic about technology?

People are using AI to reshape the way we live. It’s terrifying and exciting.  Solana Larsen, editor of Mozilla’s Internet Health... more

16 Sep 2022 · 34 minutes
Kiwi Farms: The rise and fall of a hateful corner of the internet.

Known for almost a decade of harassment, violence, and transphobia, the message board Kiwi Farms has effectively been shuttered.    INPUT-Tracking Chris... more

14 Sep 2022 · 21 minutes
Why trad wife content is taking over social media right now (with Under the Influence's Jo Piazza)

Have you been seeing a lot of content on social media romanticizing women not working outside of the home?  Jo Piazza,... more

09 Sep 2022 · 28 minutes
LIVE FROM NYC: Sydette Harry on why tech keeps failing Black women at UNFINISHED LIVE

GET TICKETS FOR UNFINISHED LIVE 2022, SEPT 21-24: https://live.unfinished.com/   Sydette Harry gets really real on who has the power in technology... more

06 Sep 2022 · 50 minutes
Britney Spears speaks out about #FreeBritney movement and conservatorship - BEST OF TANGOTI

This week, pop star Britney Spears published, then deleted, a 22 minute video in which she speaks out about her... more

02 Sep 2022 · 19 minutes
Digital rapper FN Meka and the new era of digital Blackface

"AI rapper" FN Meka isn't human - he's a digital creation of a company. But that didn't stop him from... more

31 Aug 2022 · 18 minutes
Andrew Tate is a scammer

Social media platforms like Tik Tok and Facebook have finally banned misogynistic, violent scam influencer Andrew Tate. And honestly, it... more

27 Aug 2022 · 15 minutes
DOXXING 101: Our personal information is available online and it’s putting women at risk. Meet the woman who is fighting back.

There is so much personal information about us available online and from election workers, to people running for local office,... more

24 Aug 2022 · 56 minutes
Yoga is for everybody and every body with Jessamyn Stanley!

Author, yoga teacher, advocate Jessamyn Stanley is using the internet to open up spaces for every body to see themselves... more

19 Aug 2022 · 47 minutes
The Amber Heard v Johnny Depp trial may be over, but the online harassment continues

In this update to our original episode about the Heard v Depp trial, we're exploring the shifting public sentiment to... more

16 Aug 2022 · 13 minutes
A 19 year old activist just embarrassed Matt Gaetz while raising millions for abortion rights!

Looking for a little good news? After GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz body shamed 19 year old Olivia Julianna, she took... more

12 Aug 2022 · 8 minutes
Is the #Girlboss era over? (with Jamie Loftus!)

Earlier this summer Sheryl Sandberg left Facebook and the tech and business world hardly noticed. This comes after Sandberg was branded... more

09 Aug 2022 · 48 minutes
Alex Jones did a lot of lying in his trial about lying

On Thursday, a jury determined that conspiracy theorist and radio host Alex Jones will have to pay $4.1 in damages... more

05 Aug 2022 · 13 minutes
The legacy of Nichelle Nichols and Star Trek - Best of TANGOTI

To honor the incredible legacy of Nichelle Nichols, we are revisiting our conversation with historian and Star Trek superfan Blair... more

03 Aug 2022 · 40 minutes
Are the Kardashians right about Instagram?

After Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner called out Instagram for prioritizing the video content over pictures, head of Instagram Adam... more

29 Jul 2022 · 14 minutes
Moral panics around "cancel culture" are failing us all, especially when it comes to talking about sexual violence

Last month the Cut published a piece called Canceled at 17, about a teenager who was ostracized after sharing a... more

27 Jul 2022 · 40 minutes
Mozilla's IRL podcast- new season hosted by Bridget from There Are No Girls on the Internet

Did you hear the big news? Bridget from There Are No Girls on the Internet is hosting the new season... more

22 Jul 2022 · 2 minutes
What the wheelie suitcase tells us about misogyny and innovation

We have had the wheel for some 5,000 years. And we’ve had suitcases since the 19th century. But we didnt... more

19 Jul 2022 · 32 minutes
Kehlani shuts down right wing internet grifter Christian Walker and we’re here for it. Internet joy!

Everything is awful, so we’re starting a new thing: Something on the Internet that Doesn’t Suck, where we’re breaking down... more

15 Jul 2022 · 11 minutes
CONCLUSION: The Internet thinks Lena Dunham did something awful to her sibling. Why?

We’re finishing our two part series looking into the allegations that Lena Dunham abused her sibling.   START WITH LISTENING TO PART... more

12 Jul 2022 · 44 minutes
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Earlier this summer Sheryl Sandberg left Facebook and the tech and business world hardly noticed. This comes after Sandberg was branded the face of... more