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Meta exploring plans for Twitter rival

Posted on AllSides March 10th, 2023
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Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) is exploring plans to launch a new social media app in its bid to displace Twitter as the world's "digital town square".

"We're exploring a standalone decentralized social network for sharing text updates. We believe there's an opportunity for a separate space where creators and public figures can share timely updates about their interests," a Meta spokesperson told Reuters in an emailed statement.

Meta's app will be based on a similar framework that powers Mastodon, a Twitter-like service that was launched in 2016.

A Twitter-like app would allow...

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https://www.reuters.com/technology/meta-explores-decentralized-social-network-app-text-updates-2023-03-10/

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