Threads Will Start Limiting the Number of Political Posts You Will See

A double-edged sword that could backfire

Matt Mason

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In a time when Musk was announcing updates for Twitter that appeared to be whatever irrational nonsense that came into his head at any given moment, Meta’s “Threads”, Zuck’s answer to Twitter, released to very little fanfare in July 2023.

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For most of the rest of the year, it was a pretty chilled out place. Many writers flocked there who hadn’t previously made the jump to Hive Social, Mastodon, and CounterSocial, signed up with all the ease of using existing Instagram accounts as a proxy. BOOM! All your information including your followers and following, were already there.

I had high hopes in the beginning. With most of my old Twitter crowd already there, it quickly became my go-to platform as I gradually wound down my Twitter account. At this point, I hadn’t actually joined BlueSky and it was in the middle of its own racism scandal that made me think twice.

Friday’s announcement

Many of us are / were utterly sick of Twitter’s rage bait algorithm. We all craved not just a much nicer place (though that would have been great), but one that didn’t deliberately show us posts that would make us angry.

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Matt Mason

A demisexual childfree nerd who uses Medium for exploring curiosities, for venting, and for the frivolous.