There Are No Girls on the Internet

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

July 21, 2023

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Laid-off Twitter Africa team ‘ghosted’ without severance or benefits: https://edition.cnn.com/2023/07/17/tech/ghana-twitter-layoffs-severance-intl-hnk/index.html 

Meta rejected scores of women’s health ads. Democrats want answers: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/07/17/meta-rejected-dozens-womens-health-ads-democrats-want-answers/

Threads Usage Drops By Half From Initial Surge: https://www.similarweb.com/blog/insights/social-media-news/threads-week/

Harriet Tubman research material: https://archives.nypl.org/scm/20868 

Would you visit this phone free island? https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/finland-phone-mobile-free-island-b2361499.html

EA Sports FC 24 Fully Revealed: Release Date, Ultimate Team, and More: https://www.ign.com/articles/ea-sports-fc-24-fully-revealed-release-date-ultimate-team-and-more 

Personal debts said to scuttle nomination of Biden’s acting cyber director, an unusual level of scrutiny: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2023/07/15/kemba-walden-nomination-cyber-director/ 

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