Meta’s Threads not to Launch in EU, Amid Strict Privacy Regulations

  • Meta’s Twitter competitor, Threads, will launch in the US and UK, but not the EU due to stringent data privacy laws.
  • The decision comes after the EU required Meta to obtain user consent for personalized ads, and fined it for non-compliance in the past.
  • Threads’ launch occurs amid Twitter’s issues such as rate limits on tweets, necessitating alternatives like Bluesky, Mastodon, and now Threads.
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