The popular conservative social media account Libs of TikTok has already experienced censorship on tech giant Meta’s new text-based app Threads, according to a screenshot shared with the Daily Caller News Foundation.
Libs of TikTok, which is run by Chaya Raichik, posted that “[n]on-binary isn’t real” on Threads Friday morning, and the newly launched app removed it the same day due to its “hate speech” guidelines, a screenshot shared with the Daily Caller News Foundation and posted to Twitter shows.
“Within hours of joining I got death threats, had people sharing my address, and was told to kill myself,” Raichik told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “None of those posts were removed despite me reporting them. Only my post stating a fact was removed.”
Raichik posted a video on Twitter showing the cruel content directed at her that reportedly remains on Threads.
Raichik told the Daily Caller News Foundation this contradicts Zuckerberg posting his desire for Threads to be “a friendly place.”
Instagram’s guidelines state that it removes “hate speech,” defining it as “a direct attack against people … on the basis of what we call protected characteristics: race, ethnicity, national origin, disability, religious affiliation, caste, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity and serious disease.”
Stating facts is “hate speech” on Threads pic.twitter.com/8riRCTNhCv— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) July 7, 2023
“It’s clear that the biased censorship from Big Tech is still thriving everywhere except Elon’s Twitter,” Raichik told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “I think I’ll stick with Twitter.”
The pair both claimed that Threads asked users if they are “sure” they want to follow the accounts and flagged that both have “repeatedly posted false information,” according to screenshots.
“Are you sure you want to follow [the account],” the warning reportedly asks. “This account has repeatedly posted false information that was reviewed by independent fact-checkers or went against our Community Guidelines.”
Meta did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.
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