Mark Zuckerberg’s latest social media platform has a new high-profile user: The President of the United States.
After Elon Musk endorsed an antisemitic conspiracy theory on X, his social media platform formerly known as Twitter, the White House criticized his “unacceptable” comments.
“We condemn this heinous promotion of antisemitic and racist hatred in the strongest terms,” White House spokesman Andrew Bates said in a statement. statement on Friday.
On Monday, President Joe Biden seemed to take a step toward condemning Musk’s comments: Biden joined X’s closest competitor, Threads.
“Folks, this is President Biden,” the official @POTUS account PUBLISHED on Nov. 20 in its first post on Threads. “You are hearing from me today from a new platform, but my message to you has not changed: Today, we are facing a turning point – one of those challenging moments in history where the decisions we make today will determine the decades to come. .But I don’t see a dark, gloomy, divided future for America. I see an America that is about to fly. I will continue to do everything in my power to meet this moment – and keep you posted on the road.
The White House has not given an official reason why Biden has now chosen to join Threads, which is owned by Facebook’s parent company, Meta, and is closely integrated with Instagram. Poisons Cebu launched in July and Obtained 100 million users in just a few days as social media aficionados look for an alternative Twitter without Musk. The platform has struggling to keep all users active but continues to grow with a dedicated user base of tens of millions.
However, the timing is interesting. Major advertisers THERE FLED X in recent days, following blowback from Musk’s comments surrounding the antisemitic conspiracy theory he promoted. Also, Polls show Biden lagging behind behind Donald Trump among key demographics as we head into the 2024 presidential election season. One of Biden’s biggest challenges is his support for Israel’s military campaign in Gaza against Hamas, where many groups like of young voters and the Democratic base disagreed.
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If the latter was one of the White House’s calculations for Biden’s participation in Threads, it doesn’t seem to be going well. Within minutes of Biden’s first post on the platform, responses were flooded with users asking for a ceasefire and posting “Free Palestine” and other words of support for the Palestinian people. .