The new app will be available in the United States from Thursday, but due to “regulatory problems” people living in the member states of the European Union will not be able to access it for the time being.
Threads is already seen by industry experts as Twitter’s most significant challenger after the service tied with Instagram, which has nearly 10 times as many registered users worldwide as Twitter.
Last fall, Twitter was bought by South African billionaire Elon Musk for $44 billion. After the deal, he made a series of controversial decisions and introduced many controversial changes to the portal.
Among other things, he made massive downsizing, and under his leadership, the verification system that used to identify certain accounts as trustworthy became subscriptions.
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