Michael Shellenberger says Twitter rival Threads is ‘here to stay’ but blasts its ‘grotesque’ censorship

Jul 12, 2023 | Political News

Independent journalist Michael Shellenberger is sounding the alarm on the censorship that has quickly emerged on Meta's newly-launched social media platform Threads.

Threads, the Instagram-linked app rolled out last week by Mark Zuckerberg, is widely seen as being the closest rival to Elon Musk's Twitter. Zuckerberg boasted its 30 million users within 24 hours of the launch and the app surpassed 100 million users in under a week. 

Upon signing up, Shellenberger's initial reaction to Threads is that it's “kind of boring” and that there's “no innovation” coming from the app many say looks very similar to Twitter (Musk is threatening to sue Meta over alleged theft of trade secrets).