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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 who build it, is imperative to securing a better tech future.
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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 abortion centers like they said they would. Target pulled Pride merch to protect its employees from violent exhibitionists, and Ron DeSantis congratulated himself on Twitter (in between server crashes).
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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 online feminism.
Ten years later she looks back on where the platform, and all of us, are headed.
Mikki’s MIT Tech Review Piece: I made it big on Twitter. Now I don’t think I can stay: https://www.technologyreview.com/2022/10/28/1062414/elon-musk-leaving-twitter-solidarity-is-for-white-women-virality/
Mikki’s NPR response about #SolidarityisForWhiteWomen (and NPR’s apology:) https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2013/09/05/219278156/twitter-feminism-and-race-who-gets-a-seat-at-the-table
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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.
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Banning TikTok would hurt marginalized communities w/ Abbie Richards: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/banning-tiktok-would-hurt-marginalized-communities/id1520715907?i=1000606352152See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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 a position in the Biden administration to combat disinformation, she was targeted by a right wing smear campaign that upended her life and impacted her family.
Now, she’s suing Fox News for defamation. Are defamation lawsuits a new blueprint for how to combat harmful lies and harassment in the future? Listening to Nina's story, it's clear we need a change.
New Defamation Suit Against Fox Signals Continued Legal Threat: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/05/10/business/media/defamation-suit-fox-nina-jankowicz.html
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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.