Threads, an app launched by Meta to take on struggling micro-blogging platform Twitter in the social media market, has landed in a legal tussle just hours after its launch. The Threads app, which has gained over 30 million users since its launch, has been threatened with a lawsuit by a rival company which says Threads infringes on Twitter’s ‘intellectual property rights’.

This letter was first published by the newspaper ‘Semaphore’


Billionaire businessman Elon Musk’s lawyer Alex Spiro has written to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, accusing him of “unlawfully misusing Twitter’s trade secrets and other intellectual property”. This letter was first published by the newspaper ‘Semaphore’.

The letter accused Meta of hiring dozens of former Twitter employees who “had and continue to have access to Twitter trade secrets and other highly confidential information.” “Twitter intends to vigorously defend its intellectual property rights and demands that Meta take immediate action to stop using Twitter’s trade secrets or other highly confidential information,” Alex Spiro wrote in the letter.

threads biggest challenge ever

Referring to this news, Elon Musk replied to a tweet saying, competition is good, not dishonesty. Meta has claimed in its defense that there are no ex-Twitter employees on the Threads engineering team. “There are no former Twitter employees on the Threads engineering team,” Meta spokesperson Andy Stone said in a post on Threads.

Threads is by far the biggest challenge for Elon Musk-owned Twitter. Many competitors have come up against Twitter in the past, they have faced struggle, but none have been able to replace Twitter as one of the largest social media platforms in the world. On threads, users can post text and links and reply to or repost others’ messages.

Instagram and Facebook are also products of Meta, and they have a long and successful history of copying their competitors’ products in the internet world. The company’s Reels feature was an imitation of TikTok’s viral video app, and Meta introduced the Stories feature that disappeared after Snapchat hit the market.

Rahul Dev

Cricket Jounralist at Newsdesk

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