WASHINGTON, DC: Vice President Kamala Harris recently made headlines by announcing her presence on Threads, the social media platform that President Joe Biden had also joined earlier.
Her ad, shared on X, invited users to follow her and POTUS on this booming platform.
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Starting today, you can follow me and @POTUS on Threads. We’ll see each other there! pic.twitter.com/JK953FtN53
– Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) November 21, 2023
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“Starting today, you can follow me and POTUS on Threads. See you soon,” Harris wrote on strategic in relation to Elon Musk’s social media. platform,
The change was confirmed shortly after the White House criticized Elon Musk’s X for endorsing an anti-Semitic message, prompting major companies like Comcast, Disney and Warner Bros. Discovery to suspend their ads on the platform, according to the New YorkPost.
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In a related development, X recently filed a lawsuit against Media Matters over defamation allegations, adding to the platform’s woes.
According to White House spokesperson Robyn Patterson, the move to Threads was driven by a commitment to connecting with people across different platforms. However, this migration has sparked skepticism online.
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White House Switches to Threads Amid Unrest Surrounding Elon Musk’s X (Getty Images)
Online responses to Harris and Biden’s threads are far from favorable
Online responses to Harris and Biden’s Threads have been far from favorable. X users have expressed their dissatisfaction, linking this decision to a platform they consider unpopular and ineffective.
One user joked: “Threads is a failure and so is the Biden administration. So it’s no surprise that Kamala Harris is now joining Threads. Misery likes the company after all.”
Another disparaged the move, saying: “Did you eat paint chips as a kid? No one uses this propaganda platform.”
Threads is a failure, and so is the Biden administration.
So it’s no surprise that Kamala Harris is now joining Threads.
Misery loves company after all.
– Paul A. Szypula 🇺🇸 (@Bubblebathgirl) November 21, 2023
Did you eat paint chips as a kid? Nobody uses this propaganda platform!!
– Big Tom Callahan🇺🇸 (@CallahanAutoCo) November 21, 2023
A third user scorned: “Threads is a woke joke,” while another pointed out the perceived lack of engagement, stating: “What is the platform with almost 0 engagement? East!”
Threads is a woke joke
– Wealth Turtle 💰🐢 (@wealth_turtle) November 21, 2023
“What is the platform with almost 0 engagement”
“This looks great, just post here so no one sees how dysfunctional this administration is!”
– Benjamin Good (@BenjaminGood82) November 21, 2023
Expressing their disagreement, a fifth user claimed: “All the more reason not to use threads,” while a sixth user commented derisively: “You tweeted about your account on Threads. This shows how irrelevant discussion threads are. »
All the more reason not to use threads
– Don (@dbishop32) November 21, 2023
You posted a tweet about your account on Threads. This shows how irrelevant Threads is.
– John (Redacted) Boyer (@johnnealboyer) November 21, 2023
Threads launch was considered the most successful in social media history
Threads, born from the Instagram team, was born on July 5, 2023, with the aim of fostering a positive and interactive space for users.
Amid controversies surrounding rival platforms, Threads quickly garnered more than 150 million downloads, considered the most successful launch in social media history, according to Time Magazine.
The app, designed for text-based communication, requires an Instagram account to sign up, presenting itself as a platform for users looking to move away from image-centric social media.
As key public figures move from X to Threads, citing concerns about Musk’s conduct, the White House’s move further strengthens Threads’ position. Controlled by Mark Zuckerberg, Threads is trying to position itself as a viable alternative, promising a user-friendly environment similar to Instagram’s positive sharing experiences.
Threads’ integration into the social media scene, amid ongoing controversies, signals a changing landscape in online interactions, with politicians and major corporations re-evaluating their digital presence.
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