Meta to temporarily shut down social media platform Threads in Turkey

April 28, 2024 - 10:35 AM
FILE PHOTO: Meta's Threads app logo is seen in this illustration taken July 4, 2023. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo)

Meta Platforms META.O said it would temporarily shut down its social media platform Threads in Turkey from April 29 to comply with an interim order of the Turkish competition authority.

There would be no impact to Meta’s other social media platforms and services including Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp in Turkey, the company said in a blog post.

Last month, the country’s competition authority imposed an interim measure on Facebook parent Meta meant to hinder data sharing between the Instagram and Threads platforms as it investigated possible abuse of the company’s dominant market position.

— Reporting by Jaspreet Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta