Twitter has vowed to sue Meta over the latter company’s new platform, which is called Threads.
On Wednesday, July 5, the parent company of Meta, Instagram, announced Threads, a text-based companion to Instagram that is comparable to other text-based social sites, such as Twitter.
On Thursday, Zuckerberg, the owner of Meta, revealed that Threads had already signed up 30 million users on its first day, massively dwarfing the number of people signed up for competing services.
The attorney for Twitter, Alex Spiro, reportedly issued a letter to the CEO of Meta, Mark Zuckerberg, accusing him of exploiting the company’s “trade secrets and other intellectual property” to create the Threads app, which is a competitor to Twitter. Forbes adds that the letter was sent hours after the Threads app was made public.
The attorney wrote as follows: “Twitter intends to strictly enforce its intellectual property rights, and demands that Meta take immediate steps to stop using any Twitter trade secrets or other highly confidential information.” Twitter aims to strictly enforce its intellectual property rights.
“Twitter reserves all of its rights, including, but not limited to, the right to seek both civil remedies and injunctive relief without further notice in order to prevent any further retention, disclosure, or use of Twitter’s intellectual property by Meta,”
Spiro further claimed that Meta had employed dozens of former Twitter employees to work on the development of the ‘Threads’ application. These individuals were said to have knowledge of Twitter’s trade secrets and other highly classified information.
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