Instagram and Threads To Restrict All Political Speech By Default – Christina Maas 2/12/24


With a move that could be seen as limiting the spread of diverse political views, Meta, the parent company of popular social media platforms, has revealed a strategy that aims to diminish the circulation of political content on its apps.

Primarily, Meta’s recently-developed app Threads and Instagram, its more established platform, will reduce the recommendation of political posts.

Meta had previously imposed a similar policy on Facebook, aiming to decrease the prominence of political material in various features including the main feed, as well as recommended groups and pages. This decision to refrain from actively promoting political content will soon be integrated into Instagram and Reels as well, especially with the 2024 US elections on the horizon….

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