A screenshot reveals that the conservative social media account Libs of TikTok has been censored on Meta’s new app Threads.
Chaya Raichik, who runs the account Libs of TikTok, claimed on Threads that non-binary doesn’t exist in a post published Friday morning. The app removed the message the same day in accordance with its policies against hate speech.
The DCNF received a screenshot of the message, which was then tweeted. Due to Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, and his history of conservative repression on Facebook and Instagram, Raichik warned the DCNF that the removal was not unexpected.
Within hours of enrolling on Threads, Raichik reported receiving death threats, their address being shared, and instructions to commit suicide. Despite her flagging the posts, such comments were left intact, yet, the factual comment she made was deleted.
Since Threads is an integral element of the Instagram platform, the same Community Guidelines that apply to Meta’s Instagram also apply to the new app. Raichik tweeted a video of the harassing comments she saw on Threads.
Instagram prohibits “hate speech,” which includes comments targeting specific people because of their race, ethnicity, nationality, handicap, religion, caste, sexual orientation, gender identity, or a significant medical condition. Legal action against Meta’s new software has been threatened after Twitter claimed it infringed on Twitter’s intellectual property.
From what Raichik said, it is clear that big tech’s biased censoring is still widespread, with the exception of Elon’s Twitter. I guess Twitter is where I’ll stay, the Libs of Tik Tok founder said.
Since its premiere on Wednesday, more notable conservatives, including Donald Trump Jr. and DC Draino, have spoken out about the restrictions they suffered on Threads.
Screenshots show that both accounts claim that Threads has reported them for regularly posting fraudulent information and requested people to confirm that they wish to follow them.