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Twitter has threatened to sue Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, over their new Threads app. Twitter accuses Meta of unlawfully recruiting Twitter employees and using their confidential information to develop the Threads app, which is seen as a potential substitute for Twitter. Twitter’s lawyer has sent a letter to Mark Zuckerberg and Meta, stating that they violated certain aspects of their new application. The letter claims that Meta extensively recruited former Twitter employees who still have access to Twitter’s trade secrets, and these trade secrets were used in the development of the Threads app. Twitter argues that this violates state and federal laws and may pursue civil litigation if their demands are not met.
Meta’s communications director, Andy Stone, denies that any of the engineers involved in Threads had previous ties to Twitter. However, the hostility between the two companies is clear as Twitter prepares to defend its intellectual property rights against Meta’s alleged infringement. Twitter’s demands at this stage involve Meta ceasing the use of all intellectual property rights and trade secrets belonging to Twitter.
The Threads app has experienced a surge in user adoption since its launch, positioning itself as a competitor to Twitter. Despite mocking tweets, Zuckerberg’s company remains focused on gaining market share and solidifying its position as a hub for social conversations. The launch of the Threads app coincided with Elon Musk and Twitter’s decision to limit tweet views for non-subscribers, potentially driving users towards the Threads platform.
While Meta denies the allegations made by Twitter, the legal battle between the two companies may escalate if a resolution is not reached. Twitter is determined to defend its intellectual property rights and accuses Meta of unlawfully using Twitter’s trade secrets in the development of their new app. Meanwhile, the Threads app continues to gain traction in the market as users explore the alternative to Twitter.