Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri explains that the Threads app is not designed for news and politics.

Adam Mosseri, the CEO of Instagram, has garnered attention by stating that the Threads app deliberately avoids news and politics. In an interview with The Verge, Mosseri explained that including such content can lead to scrutiny and negativity, undermining the app’s integrity. This surprising stance has sparked interest and discussion among users and observers.

Mosseri emphasizes that Threads will not actively support or prioritize politics and hard news. Instagram already hosts thriving communities focused on sports, music, fashion, beauty, and entertainment, which don’t require engagement with political or news-related posts.

Mosseri’s perspective is likely influenced by his previous role overseeing Facebook’s News Feed. By keeping Threads separate from politics and hard news, Mosseri aims to maintain the app’s emphasis on other vibrant interests and ensure a positive user experience.

Meta, the parent company of Instagram, has taken steps to distance itself from news and politics and address concerns about controversial content. This includes reducing the visibility of political content on Facebook and renaming the Facebook Feed to remove the term “News.”

In response to a new Canadian law requiring payment for local news, Meta announced plans to remove news from both Facebook and Instagram in the country. These actions demonstrate Meta’s commitment to reassessing its role in disseminating news and political information and its willingness to make significant changes to align with regulations and user expectations.

Following his initial statement, Adam Mosseri clarified that Threads will not actively discourage or downplay news and politics but will not prioritize or actively seek out such content, as Facebook has done in the past. Mosseri has learned from Facebook’s past mistakes and aims to avoid repeating them.

While Threads may appear as Instagram’s response to Twitter, Mosseri has bigger goals. Aligned with Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s vision to reach 1 billion users, Mosseri aims to create a public square within Instagram. This public square would cater to communities that may not be drawn to Twitter and provide a more constructive and uplifting environment for conversations, attracting users from Twitter and other platforms.

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Updated: 08 Jul 2023, 03:13 PM IST

 

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