US President Joe Biden on Monday joined Threads, Meta’s social media rival to Elon Musk’s X, simply days after the White House blasted the tech baron for pushing anti-Semitism.
“Folks, it’s President Biden,” stated his first put up, which he made on his 81st birthday. “You’re hearing from me today from a new platform but my message to you hasn’t changed.”
“I don’t see a dark, dismal, divided future for America,” Biden added. “I see an America about to take off.”
Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta, the house of Facebook and Instagram, launched Threads in July in a bid to depose Musk’s X, then referred to as Twitter, because the go-to platform for celebrities, firms and governments to make public statements.
The White House confirmed it had launched Threads accounts for the president, First Lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, her husband Douglas Emhoff and the White House itself in English and Spanish.
“Threads is an additional way we can communicate with the American people about this administration’s historic actions to create 14 million jobs, lower prescription drug costs, and protect freedoms and more,” a White House official stated.
The official added that the launch had been within the works for a number of weeks.
But Biden’s debut on the platform comes solely three days after a White House spokesman condemned Musk, the world’s richest individual, for the “abhorrent promotion” of an anti-Semitic conspiracy concept.
Advertisers have additionally abandoned X after the controversial Tesla and SpaceX tycoon final week replied to an anti-Semitic put up on the platform with the phrases: “You have said the actual truth.”
The White House repeated its condemnation of Musk on Monday, however stated there have been no plans as but to alter US proposals to make use of a model of his Starship rocket for future Moon landings.
“That doesn’t mean that we accept or agree with or condone, in any way, that anti-Semitic rhetoric that he pushed,” National Security Council spokesman John Kirby instructed a briefing.
Meanwhile White House communications director Ben LaBolt promoted the president’s first Threads put up — on X.
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