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Virginia Lawmakers Make Jump to Meta’s Threads

Del. Cia Price has been on Twitter for nearly a decade.

She regularly uses the social media platform to communicate with constituents, and even credits the site with helping her craft legislation later signed into law.

But since the company came under new ownership last year, the Newport News Democrat has been unimpressed with its new policies. When she heard about Threads, the new social media app from Twitter rival Meta, she quickly signed up.

“I really like it,” she said. “It has a user-friendly feel to it and so far the folks that I’m following and who are following me are having interesting conversations and not just talking at each other, which is a welcome change of pace.”

Elon Musk has implemented a series of erratic changes since buying Twitter last year, including setting a limit this month on the number of posts users can view each day. The change sparked notable backlash, leaving some to speculate that Threads could overthrow Twitter as the preferred social media platform for political figures.

Many political players in Virginia are active on Twitter and, so far, aren’t abandoning their accounts. But some Hampton Roads state legislators — seemingly all Democrats so far — are dipping their toes into Threads, which is trying to present itself as a more stable, friendlier version of Twitter.

Source : Govtech