“Threads,” the new social media app launched by Facebook’s parent company Meta, is already censoring people who question unscientific far-left gender ideology.
Users of the new app have been reporting that their posts have been removed for “hate speech” and “misinformation” policy violations if their posts contain information that conflicts with the radical “woke” agenda.
In one example, the popular Twitter account Libs of TikTok shared a screen shot of a post that was removed for simply and accurately stating: “Non-binary isn’t real.”
The post was deleted by Threads for “hate speech.”
Stating facts is “hate speech” on Threads pic.twitter.com/8riRCTNhCv
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) July 7, 2023
Libs of TikTok founder Chaya Raichik says the post was deleted in just a few hours.
Raichik said it was posted alongside a number of other messages, including “Men can’t breastfeed” and “Men can’t get pregnant.”
She didn’t reveal whether those posts were deleted, however.
Despite the strict censorship efforts from Threads, Raichik says she has received multiple death threats on the platform since signing up.
She revealed that Threads or Meta have not addressed death threats against her despite swiftly taking action against her over her post.
“Within hours of joining I got death threats, had people sharing my address, and was told to kill myself,” Raichik told the Daily Caller.
“None of those posts were removed despite me reporting them.
“Only my post stating a fact was removed.”
She told the outlet that failing to do so indicated double standards and went against CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s initial commitment to making Threads a “friendly place.”
“It’s clear that the biased censorship from Big Tech is still thriving everywhere except Elon’s Twitter,” she told the Caller.
“I think I’ll stick with Twitter.”
Raichik doesn’t appear to be alone in her experience, as Slay News reported earlier.
Other popular conservative Twitter users who signed up to Threads when it launched last Thursday had been flooded with negative responses.
The comments on posts from prominent accounts such as Rogan O’Handley (DC_Draino) and Charlie Kirk are dominated by angry leftists.
The responses range from “You’re not welcome here” to the reported death threats.
People have also complained that the app is dominated by “woke” celebrities and left-wing accounts while conservatives are harder to find.
Users also noticed that their feeds are filled with “threads” from left-wing accounts that they don’t follow while posts from conservatives that they do follow are nowhere to be seen.
Meanwhile, President Donald Trump’s son Don Jr. had a warning label attached to his account that was also reported to impact several high-profile conservatives.
When users tried to follow Don Trump Jr., they were greeted with a warning message that claimed he “repeatedly posted false information.”
The label was added to his account before he had even posted on Threads.
“Are you sure you want to follow donaldtrumpjr?” the warning read.
“This account has repeatedly posted false information that was reviewed by independent fact-checkers or went against our Community Guidelines.”
Trump Jr. was not the only person to have been targeted by the warning.
Meta has since claimed was an “error” but provided no further explanation.
After screenshots of the notice went viral, Trump Jr. addressed it himself on Twitter.
“Threads not exactly off to a great start.
“Hey Instagram, threads is verbal, so the whole skimpy bikini thing is not going to work so well if your influencers can’t actually formulate a sentence,” he wrote.
“You may want to rethink cutting off those who can.”
A spokesperson for Meta, Andy Stone, then replied: “This was an error and shouldn’t have happened.
“It’s been fixed.”