Twitter is considering taking legal action against Meta for the release of the Threads app. Twitter alleges that Meta recruited former Twitter employees to develop the new platform.
Twitter Vs. Threads
Threads, a text platform like Twitter, got over 97 million sign-ups since its launch. Twitter’s lawyer, Alex Spiro, sent a letter to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg claiming that the social media company was unlawfully misusing Twitter’s trade secrets and intellectual property, not long after the platform was launched.
The letter reads: “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 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.”.
Furthermore, Linda Yaccarino, the CEO of Twitter, openly criticized the new platform. Yaccarino wrote on Twitter that while others may try to imitate Twitter, the unique Twitter community can never be replicated.