I have many times heard James Rolfe and Mike Matei (the video content producers), who I believe both grew up in New Jersey or in the city Pennsylvania, say things such as:

Blablabla. This is different than before. Blablabla.

Every time, it seems to me, a non-native English speaker, as if they should be saying "from" instead of "than". I'm pretty sure it's not valid formal British English at least, but I don't know about US English.

Maybe it's not even valid formal US English, but valid "talk speech"? Maybe it's even local slang in New Jersey or "Philly"?

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    Most Americans seem to have no qualms with this, if they're not pedants. In British English we tend to say 'different to' rather than 'different than' in informal speech. – Angelos Feb 2 '20 at 12:05
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    @AeonAkechi As a speaker of British English I say "different from", never "different to". – BoldBen Feb 2 '20 at 12:28
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    @BoldBen I don't use 'different to' either, but it's undeniable that it's very common here. – Angelos Feb 2 '20 at 12:31
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    @AeonAkechi True, but I don't think that either "from" or "to" is predominant. Unfortunately "different than" seems to be making headway, probably as a result of US media influence. – BoldBen Feb 2 '20 at 12:57