Is the internet still a force for good? Despite misinformation, harassment, and more, Mariana Valente sees the power of the internet to advance gender equality and feminism.
Ford executive vice president Hilary Pennington talks with Valente, one of the directors of InternetLab, an independent, interdisciplinary research center based in São Paulo, Brazil in her latest conversation in the #OnWhatMatters series.
“I still love the internet,” says Valente. “[It is] so evident in Brazil how organizing online and having access to certain discussions and being able to develop your expressional line has been so influential for so many women.”
InternetLab’s goal is to use research to promote dialogue centered on internet policy.