July 21, 2023: Meta's lack of fact-checking and restriction on Threads

Meta’s new social media platform ‘Threads’ was launched in early July without implementing a fact-checking program or policies against hate speech. Far-right users and extremists have taken to the platform to echo disinformation and hate speech, including conspiracy theories and anti-LGBTQ, anti-immigrant, anti-abortion, and racist rhetoric. The platform has been active for three weeks without any indication from Meta on when or if harmful content will be monitored and censored.

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