Twitter Threatens Legal Action Against Meta Over “Copycat” Threads App

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Twitter Threatens Legal Action Against Meta Over “Copycat” Threads App

Twitter has threatened legal action against Meta over its new text-based app, Threads, which the social media giant is accusing of being a “copycat” of Twitter.

In a letter to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter attorney Alex Spiro alleged that Meta had hired dozens of former Twitter employees who had access to the company’s trade secrets and other intellectual property. Spiro said that Meta used this information to develop Threads, which he called a “systematic, willful, and unlawful misappropriation” of Twitter’s intellectual property.

Meta has denied the allegations, saying that no former Twitter employees worked on the development of Threads. However, Twitter is demanding that Meta immediately cease using any of Twitter’s trade secrets or other confidential information. The company is also reserving the right to seek civil remedies or an injunction against Meta.

The legal battle between Twitter and Meta is the latest in a series of high-profile disputes between the two tech giants. In recent years, Meta has been accused of copying features from other social media platforms, including Instagram’s Stories feature, which was inspired by Snapchat’s Stories feature.

The legal action against Meta comes as Twitter is under new ownership following Elon Musk’s acquisition of the company. Musk has said that he wants to make Twitter a more open and transparent platform, and he has also expressed concerns about the spread of misinformation on the platform.

It remains to be seen how the legal battle between Twitter and Meta will play out. However, the case is likely to have a significant impact on the future of social media.

Twitter threatens legal action against Meta over Threads

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