Mark Zuckerberg’s Instagram and Threads will no longer recommend political content on their social media platforms, the company announced on Friday. Zuckerberg’s latest move to control the national conversation will include attempting to quiet down the popular Breitbart News Instagram account.
“If you decide to follow accounts that post political content, we don’t want to get between you and their posts, but we also don’t want to proactively recommend political content from accounts you don’t follow,” Instagram announced in a Friday press release.
The Meta-owned social media platform suggested that this change is being made because, “We want Instagram and Threads to be a great experience for everyone.”
Instagram added that the change is also an extension to “our existing approach to how we