Meta’s Threads App Temporarily Blocks Keyword Searches of ‘Sensitive’ Topics

  • Threads is blocking searches for ‘potentially sensitive’ words linked to misinformation on Meta’s platform.
  • Terms blocked include ‘COVID’, ‘coronavirus’, ‘vaccines’, and others linked to unsavory content.
  • Meta views the move as a cautious learning curve from past missteps, despite obstructing access to non-rule-breaking discussions and information.
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