Meta Is Blocking EU-Based Users From Accessing Threads via VPN

Ivan Mehta, reporting for TechCrunch:

“Threads is not currently available in most countries in Europe and we’ve taken additional steps to prevent people based there from accessing it at this time. Europe continues to be an incredibly important market for Meta and we hope to make Threads available here in the future,” it said in a statement provided to TechCrunch.

Earlier today, several EU-based users started posting screenshots on Twitter indicating that they were not able to access the Threads app even after using VPN.

Federico Viticci (on Mastodon):

Threads has been down for me like this since last night. I’m in Italy. I can’t view my profile, notifications, or post. But I can read my timeline.

Maybe they figured out a way to block some parts of the app in Europe? 🤷‍♂️

Aaron Levie (on Threads):

Why doesn’t the EU just turn off the web?

Friday, 14 July 2023