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Marjorie Taylor Greene says she’s ‘sure’ Instagram’s new Twitter alternative will be a ‘Marxist style social media experience’ used to ‘steal elections’

Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia holds up a phone at a hearing on Capitol Hill on June 6, 2023.Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia holds up a phone at a hearing on Capitol Hill on June 6, 2023.

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  • Instagram launched “Threads” — a new alternative to Twitter — on Thursday.
  • But the platform’s already drawing criticism from the right, including Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.
  • She argues that the new platform will be a “Marxist style social media experience.”

Instagram’s new Twitter alternative, Threads, isn’t even a day old.

But it’s already drawing criticism from the right.

On Thursday, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene wrote on Twitter that she’s “definitely sure Threads will be the same Marxist style social media experience that [Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg] usually offers,” sharing a screenshot from another Twitter user that appears to show a content warning on Donald Trump Jr.’s profile on the new platform.

“This account has repeatedly posted false information that was reviewed by independent fact-checkers or went against our Community Guidelines,” reads the warning, the authenticity of which could not immediately be verified.

Insider has reached out to Meta to confirm whether Trump’s account includes the content warning, and for their response to Greene’s criticism.

—Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) July 6, 2023

The Georgia Republican added that the “Marxist style social media experience” would entail “social experimentation serving Big Pharma, the Intelligence Community, and DEI Initiatives to strengthen corporate stocks supporting garbage DEI issues and steal elections.”

After launching late on Wednesday, the app — a text-based micro-blogging site largely modeled after Twitter — had already garnered 10 million sign-ups in its first seven hours, according to Zuckerberg.

In criticizing Threads right out of the gate, Greene is drawing on long-standing antipathies on the right towards both Meta and Zuckerberg.

Conservatives have long argued that the platform is biased against them, and have been critical of its content moderation decisions, including its two-year-long suspension of former President Donald Trump after the January 6, 2021 assault on the Capitol.

Some have also claimed that Zuckerberg is engaged in an effort to influence American elections, pointing to more than $400 million that Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, made ahead of the 2020 election to nonprofit groups that issued grants to state and local governments for election administration during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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