Threads likely to hasten Twitter’s demise despite privacy issues

Meta is delaying the launch of its Twitter clone in areas covered by GDPR, but the new app is likely to sound the death knell for Elon Musk’s platform

Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg: rivals are facing off online as Twitter is challenged by the Meta boss’s Threads platform

Europeans could be forgiven for having exerienced a dose of tech-related Fomo last week when Meta’s new rival to Twitter, Threads, was rolled out around the world – but not within the area covered by GDPR.

But while there was a fear of missing out, it’s not clear what exactly we are missing out on.

By most accounts, Threads is a dead ringer for Twitter circa 2014 – the period just before it turned into ...