Meta Debuts Twitter Competitor 'Threads,' Bans Female Nipples

Meta Debuts Twitter Competitor 'Threads,' Bans Female Nipples

MENLO PARK, Calif. — Mere hours after Meta launched Twitter-competitor app Threads on Wednesday, the head of Instagram confirmed that female nipples and everything else considered “nudity” will not be allowed on the platform.

Responding to an open query on Threads by pop tech journalist Taylor Lorenz, Instagram’s Adam Mosseri — a close collaborator of Meta owner Mark Zuckerberg — confirmed that Instagram’s guidelines will also apply to the company’s new Twitter-like platform.

“Can women post nips on here?” Lorenz asked shortly after Threads’ launch.

“Nope, same community guidelines as Instagram,” Mosseri replied. “We don’t have any philosophical issues with nudity, we just can’t verify age or consent unfortunately, which makes it a safety issue.”

Mosseri’s candid reply, providing a rationale for the controversial “no female nipples” policy, is unusual for a high-level Meta exec.

As XBIZ reported, in January, Meta’s own Oversight Board — a panel of experts selected by the company to deliberate on content decisions —recommended that the company clarify arbitrary and vague definitions concerning nudity, sexual activity and sexual solicitation.

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