Last week, Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta launched Threads, a new social media platform to compete with Twitter. And while some users have already called out the platform for being quick to censor users, the ladies from “The View” have nothing but praise for Threads, Mediaite reported.
During Monday’s broadcast of “The View,” the co-hosts praised Threads, claiming it was a “nicer” platform than “toxic” Twitter.
Co-host Sunny Hostin said it was Elon Musk’s fault that Twitter users were opening accounts on Threads, suggesting that the tech billionaire screwed up Twitter when he took over the platform.
Hostin said she rarely uses Twitter as a source of news, especially now that the verified blue checkmark is no longer limited to trusted sources but can be purchased by anybody for $8 a month. She claimed that now “some of the crazies” with blue checkmarks have made Twitter “toxic.”
Hostin noted that Threads is linked to Instagram, which she described as “a happy place where you can see dogs.”
Co-host Sara Haines claimed that Twitter was already “going downhill” before Elon Musk purchased the company. She said “most of us” avoided Twitter for fear of losing their “mental well-being.”
Haines also pointed out that the connection between Threads and Instagram meant that Threads users wanting to delete their accounts will delete their Instagram accounts as well, prompting co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin to say, “That’s classic Mark Zuckerberg.”
Griffin added that she has concerns about data privacy on Threads since Zuckerberg has never been good about it. At the same time, she said she joined Threads and it is “a nicer, all-encompassing social media platform.”
Co-host Ana Navarro said she joined Threads because it isn’t owned by Elon Musk and that alone was enough reason.
Navarro also complained about how much time Elon Musk spends on “trolling and spreading hate and misinformation” on Twitter when he has so many projects and children.