Meta Confirms It Is Blocking EU-Based Users From Accessing Threads Via VPN
Threads is a standalone app that is designed for close friends and family. It allows users to share photos, videos, and text messages with a select group of people. The app also has a number of features that are designed to protect privacy, such as end-to-end encryption and the ability to set messages to disappear after a certain amount of time.
Meta has not officially stated why it is blocking EU users from accessing Threads via VPN. However, it is likely due to privacy concerns. The EU has some of the strictest data privacy laws in the world, and Meta may be worried that it could be in violation of those laws if it allows EU users to access Threads via a VPN.
The blocking of EU users from accessing Threads via VPN has been met with criticism from some privacy advocates. They argue that it is an infringement on the right to privacy. They also argue that it is unfair to EU users who are already using the app and who now have to find a way to access it without a VPN.
Meta has said that it is committed to complying with the EU's data privacy laws. However, it has not said when or if it will lift the block on EU users accessing Threads via VPN.
In the meantime, EU users who want to use Threads will have to find a way to access it without a VPN. There are a number of ways to do this, such as using a proxy server or a Tor browser. However, these methods can be slow and unreliable.
It remains to be seen how the blocking of EU users from accessing Threads via VPN will affect the app's popularity in the region. However, it is likely to be a significant setback for Meta, which has been hoping to make Threads a major success in Europe.