Meta's Twitter clone launches, immediately censors anyone with unapproved thoughts
· Jul 6, 2023 ·

Well that lasted all of 5 seconds...

Yep, just censoring a factually true story about cocaine being found in Joe Biden's White House because the poster posted real pictures of Hunter Biden doing cocaine and implied there might be a connection.

At least it's non-partisan, right?


Well, at least it respects your privacy —


So it censors you for posting facts that might make people in power look bad, tries to dissuade you from following one side of the political aisle, and tracks everything you do.

And on top of that, it doesn't work.

You also have to delete your whole Instagram account if you decide to remove your account on the Threads app.


Journalist Michael Shellenberger has thoughts:

Meta is already too powerful. One company controls what much of the public is allowed to see. And if Threads succeeds, it will have 80% of the global market outside of Russia and China, according to one industry insider. As such, it's reasonable to expect that Meta will censor precisely the same way the large news media corporations, including the New York Times, and corporate advertisers want it to. More censorship is what the mainstream news media, big corporations, and their celebrity pitch people have been demanding.

Shellenberger also notes an important distinction between Elon Musk's Twitter, which has the policy of only censoring as national laws deem fit, and Meta/Facebook, which censors according to the woke ideology of the religious zealots who control the company.

But hey, at least Big Brother is "friendly."

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