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Meta Platforms To Stop Promoting Political Content

Variety reports: In a blog post Friday, Instagram, the popular photo and video app owned by Meta, said it will no longer “proactively recommend” political content from accounts that users do not already follow. The same policy applies to Threads, the Twitter-copycat app launched last summer under the Instagram brand. “We want Instagram and Threads to be a great experience …

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White House Launches Multiple Accounts On Threads

The Hill reports: The White House on Monday started accounts on Threads, the social media platform launched by Meta. The administration announced the creation of accounts for President Biden, first lady Jill Biden, Vice President Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff, as well as accounts for the White House and a Spanish version, La Casa Blanca. The White House account …

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Zuckerberg: Threads Will Soon Launch Desktop Version

The Verge reports: If you go to Threads.net to access Meta’s popular Twitter clone, you’ll still find a spinning placeholder galaxy — but that should change in the next few weeks, according to a new tweet from CEO Mark Zuckerberg. “Search and web coming in the next few weeks,” he tweets, saying he’s “excited about the team’s pace of shipping.” …

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Mark Zuckerberg: Coming Features Will Boost Threads

Reuters reports: Meta Platforms executives are heavily focused on boosting retention on their new Twitter rival Threads, after the app lost more than half of its users in the weeks following its buzzy launch, CEO Mark Zuckerberg told employees on Thursday. Retention of users on the text-based app was better than executives had expected, though it was “not perfect,” said …

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Jordan Threatens To Hold Zuckerberg In Contempt

The Hill reports: House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) is considering holding Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg in contempt of Congress. Fox Business was the first to report on Jordan’s potential move, with sources telling the news outlet Meta has not provided any internal communications on its censorship processes. Zuckerberg was among five tech company heads who received subpoenas in …

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Jordan Accuses Threads Of Censoring Right Wingers

The Hill reports: House Republicans asked Meta Monday about content moderation on its new platform Threads, citing concerns about free speech violations. House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) asked Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, to send documents about Threads’ content moderation practices to the committee by the end of July. Jordan cited a subpoena sent to Meta …

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Twitter Blocks Searches For Posts With Threads Links

TechCrunch reports: Recently hired Twitter CEO Linda Yaccarino is pushing back at reports that Twitter traffic is tanking as a result of the July 5th launch of a new competitor, Instagram Threads. But the company does seem to be concerned about the potential threat posed by Meta’s rival, now topping 100 million users. On Monday, users reported that Twitter seems …

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CNBC: Twitter Traffic Is “Tanking” Since Threads Launch

CNBC reports: User traffic on Twitter has slowed since the launch of Meta’s text-based platform Threads, which has already surpassed 100 million sign-ups since its debut last week. “Threads reached 100 million sign ups over the weekend. That’s mostly organic demand and we haven’t even turned on many promotions yet. Can’t believe it’s only been 5 days!” Meta CEO Mark …

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Elon Musk Proposes “Literal Dick Measuring Contest”

The Daily Beast reports: Twitter owner Elon Musk abandoned all subtlety Sunday night as his beef with rival billionaire Mark Zuckerberg reached a head, with the Tesla CEO asking for a “literal dick measuring contest” between the tech titans. The awkward request comes after Zuckerberg’s Meta debuted a Twitter clone, called Threads, that puts the original microblogging site in danger …

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Elmo Panics Over Threads, Tweets “Zuck Is A Cuck”

The Daily Mail reports: Elon Musk has stepped up his war of words with Meta boss Mark Zuckerberg – calling him a ‘cuck’ after threatening to sue over his new Threads app. Replying to screenshots of Zuckerberg, 39, laughing at burger chain Wendy’s telling him to go into space to ‘really make Musk mad’ the Tesla CEO simply replied: ‘Zuck …

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Threads Approaches 100 Million Users On Third Day

Digital World reports: Just to give you a better understanding of the mega success it has attained in a two-day span, even the world’s leading apps couldn’t make the breakthrough records and success it has attained. Remember, ChatGPT got 100 million users in two months while TikTok got 100 million downloads in 9 months. Meanwhile, Meta’s own Instagram attained 100 …

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Threads Garners Over 70 Million Users By Second Day

Bloomberg News reports: Meta Platforms Inc.’s new social media app Threads has garnered 70 million users in just two days after its launch, a sign of enthusiasm that Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said was “way beyond our expectations.” Threads launched on Wednesday as an alternative to Elon Musk’s Twitter, which had 237.8 million users as of July 2022, but …

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Twitter Threatens To Sue Meta Over “Copycat” Threads

Semafor reports: Twitter is threatening legal action against Meta over its new text-based “Twitter killer” platform, accusing the social media giant of poaching former employees to create a “copycat” application. A lawyer for Twitter, Alex Spiro, sent a letter to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg accusing the company of engaging in “systematic, willful, and unlawful misappropriation of Twitter’s trade secrets and …

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Zuckerberg: 30 Million Joined Threads In First 12 Hours

CBC News reports: More than 30 million people have signed up to Threads, Meta’s rival to Twitter, within the first few hours of its launch, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said late Thursday morning. The number is likely to grow quickly as more Instagram users and social media fans open accounts on Threads. The app is the biggest challenger yet to …

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Zuckerberg Jabs At Musk In First Tweet Since 2012

Bloomberg News reports: Mark Zuckerberg posted his first tweet in more than a decade, a playful jab at Elon Musk on the day the Meta Platforms Inc. founder rolled out a much-anticipated Twitter substitute. Meta’s Instagram officially unveiled Threads Wednesday, considered the most potent threat yet to the struggling social media service Musk owns. Hours later, Zuckerberg tweeted a photo …

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Over 10 Million Join Threads In Hours After Launch

Reuters reports: Meta Platforms on Wednesday launched a direct challenge to Twitter with Threads, garnering millions of users in hours as it sought to take advantage of its rival’s much-weakened state after a series of chaotic decisions from owner Elon Musk. Those quick to join the new platform included celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez as well as …

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Twitter Drops Login Requirement To View Tweets

TechCrunch reports: Days after requiring users to log in to view tweets, Twitter has silently removed these restrictions. This means you can open Twitter links in a browser without an account. When Twitter started enforcing the login requirement, Musk said that he took these “temporary” measures to prevent data scraping. The company hasn’t made any official announcement about allowing users …

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Meta’s Twitter Clone “Threads” Won’t Launch In EU

Bloomberg News reports: Meta Platforms Inc.’s Threads app — the social network rolling out this week to take on Twitter Inc. — won’t be offered in the European Union as the company works out how data sharing between the new platform and its Instagram app will be regulated. Meta is waiting for more guidance around the Digital Markets Act, new …

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Meta To Launch Its Twitter Competitor On Thursday

The Associated Press reports: Meta is poised to unveil a new app that appears to mimic Twitter — a direct challenge to the social media platform owned by Elon Musk. A listing for the app, called Threads, appeared on Apple’s App Store, indicating it would debut as early as Thursday. It is billed as a “text-based conversation app” that is …

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