How do you fix Facebook? Who wants a Foxtel-powered TV? Vertical Hold ep 350

Sure, Facebook and Instagram are bad, but what can we do about it? What can parents do, what can regulators do? Meanwhile, Foxtel is going to start selling TVs. No, we’re not making that one up. Special guests Finder’s Angus Kidman, TV BlackBox’s Steve Molk and Cyber Safety Lady Leonie Smith!



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It’s our big 350th show, so we figured it was appropriate to take on a big tech target — and there’s no tech company bigger or more contentious online than Facebook. With reports leaking around how bad Facebook is for young people, plans to regulate defamation that could seriously affect people running Facebook pages and the whole mess that is Facebook security settings, there’s a lot to unravel here.

That’s why we’ve got three special guests for this week’s show; Cyber Safety Lady Leonie Smith drops by to discuss Facebook’s impact on young people, while TV BlackBox’s Steve Molk and Finder’s Angus Kidman chat Facebook regulation and the issues with online social media defamation!

Of course, we couldn’t have Steve Molk drop by and not talk TV, and luckily — and oddly — Foxtel has announced that it’s going to start selling TVs. Like, actual panel TVs. We swear, we’re not making that one up.

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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