The Women Behind The Alternative Influence Network Report

Henrik looks closer at the women behind the “Alternative Influence Network” report by Data & Society. This unscientific compilation, based on “show appearances” relationships, was conjured up by Rebecca Lewis, Joan Donovan and Danah Boyd as a way to put pressure on YouTube to get them to remove the channels that hold the most influence within the alternative media sphere. George Soros’ Open Society Foundation, The New York Times, Bill and Melinda Gates foundation with the aid of the Media Manipulation Initiative at Data & Society are some of the groups behind the “study”. The women and organisations involved are biased and they specifically targeted political dissidents because they are effective.


Link to report: https://datasociety.net/output/altern…