Within the week, Meta’s CEO and founder of Facebook, promised to launch Threads, to rival with the popular social media platform, Twitter. Today, being the 6th day of July, 2023, Mark has fulfilled his promise as he has made Threads officially live.
At the moment, everyone can view content on the new social media platform, but the full features are limited to some regions, including the United States and the United Kingdom, because they have “weaker privacy laws.”
Users un regions like the European Union will not get the full feature set of Threads at this point. This information was made known by a spokesperson of Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC).
Looking at the image below, you will see the first message on Threads which was posted by Mark Zuckerberg. His username is the same as the one in Instagram, but instead of instagram.com, the URL says threads.net.
The Irish regulation has been in contact with Meta, and told journalist that Threads is designed to import data from Instagram, which includes behavioral and advertising information. However, the DPC is not actively blocking the platform – it is Meta who is yet to prepare the service for a European launch that is compliant with GDPR privacy rules of the EU.