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Twitter Threatens to Sue Meta Over the New Rival App "Threads"

As reportedly by The Verge, Twitter is threatening to sue Meta over its new "replacement of Twitter," known as Threads. In a letter obtained by Semafor, Twitter claims that Meta hires ex-workers who "had and continue to have access to Twitter's trade secrets and other highly confidential information," to create a new social media channel Threads, which has 30 million users since its first launch.

For those who don't know, Threads is similar to Twitter, enabling users to like or repost messages, but it capitalizes on Instagram's popularity by allowing people to follow their current Instagram followers.

"Twitter reserves all rights, including, but not limited to, the right to seek both civil remedies and injunctive relief without further notice to prevent any further retention, disclosure, or use of its intellectual property by Meta." as written by Twitter lawyer Alex Spiro in the letter.

However, Andy Stone, Meta's communication director also made his statement at Threads, saying that "No one on the Threads engineering team is a former Twitter employee - that's just not a thing."

Source: The Verge, Semafor


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