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Meta Launches Threads Early Amid Twitter Outrage

Meta originally set the launch date for Thursday.

Threads by Instagram page on Apple's App Store.

Meta on Wednesday launched Threads by Instagram, its version of Twitter, becoming the first company to give Twitter serious competition since Elon Musk took ownership of the company.

The story: Meta originally set the launch date for Thursday but users noticed the countdown clock on the app’s website was brought down to 7 pm ET.

Why it matters: Since Musk took over Twitter, several smaller websites have attempted to make their mark in the hopes of attracting frustrated users.

Getting deeper: During the app’s launch, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg posted that over 2 million users had signed up for the new social media platform in the first hour.

Beware: Some users were quick to point out that joining Threads requires extensive permissions and sharing tons of data with Meta.

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Stephen Michael is a Political Correspondent based in the United States. He has reached a global audience with his coverage of the 2020 Election and Trump White House. Michael joins Forward Axis News after spending time with the Project Spurs Network since 2014 and covering reality TV in the UK, Australia, and Canada.

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