Twitter Threatens Legal Action Against Meta's Threads App

Twitter Threatens Legal Action Against Meta’s Threads App, Alleging Intellectual Property Theft


Twitter accuses Meta of willful misappropriation of trade secrets

In a letter addressed to Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter’s lawyer, Alex Spiro, alleges that Meta has engaged in the systematic and unlawful theft of Twitter’s trade secrets and other intellectual property. The company intends to take legal action and demands that Meta immediately cease using any confidential information.

Threads app goes live, but European release delayed

The Threads app, which debuted on Apple and Android app stores in 100 countries, launched without ads and garnered attention. However, the release of the app in Europe has been postponed due to concerns over data privacy. This delay indicates that Meta is facing challenges beyond the intellectual property dispute.

Meta denies allegations, refutes Twitter’s claims

In response to Twitter’s accusations, a Meta spokesperson, Andy Stone, denies employing former Twitter employees on the Threads engineering team, stating that the claim is baseless. However, Twitter remains resolute in enforcing its intellectual property rights and highlights the importance of fair competition.

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