Twitter fights Australian misinformation, Optus SubHub tackles subscription overload: Vertical Hold Ep 342

How is Twitter cracking down on misinformation in Australia? How is Optus’ SubHub tackling subscription overload? Special guest Byteside editor Seamus Byrne!



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Twitter has… a reputation, let’s say for misinformation on its platform. So why now — and why only in Australia, the US and South Korea — is it allowing users to report misinformation specifically, and what changes will that bring?

Meanwhile, Optus has its new SubHub platform, designed to simplify the process of managing your subscriptions and save you money — but is this what Australian consumers want, and is there a catch to be wary of?

We’re joined by Seamus Byrne from Byteside in this week’s episode — listen, subscribe and leave us your thoughts below!

Want to know more about SubHub? Alex wrote up a guide to SubHub, which you can read here.

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Award-winning Australian technology news podcast Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News dives into the big stories of the week. Joined by Australia’s leading tech journalists every Friday, co-hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman channel-surf through the headlines in search of the big picture. About/Contact us