Millions Leave Zuckerberg’s New Platform ‘Threads’ Two Weeks After Debuting

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Meta’s new Twitter-like platform Threads has seen a 25.4 million drop in its active users, falling from 49 million in just a week, according to The Messenger.  In the first five days of the platform’s debut, 100 million users signed up.  Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said, “It’ll take time to stabilize, but once we nail that then we’ll focus on growing the community. We’ve run this playbook many times (FB, IG, Stories, Reels, etc) and I’m confident Threads is on a good path too.”  Threads, linked to Instagram, has been criticized for censorship since it began. A post by ‘Libs of TikTok’ saying, “[n]on-binary isn’t real” was removed from Threads due to “hate speech” guidelines. Within hours of Threads’ launch, Twitter lawyer Alex Spiro threatened to sue the company over “intellectual property rights.”  Spiro claims that Meta hired ex-Twitter employees to create a copy-cat using Twitter’s trade secrets.