Recently Twitter owner, Elon Musk threatened to take legal action against Threads over the cheating controversy after the remarkable growth of Threads. He also claimed that Meta stole the “trade secret” and former employees of Twitter to develop a new ‘copycat’ social media platform, Threads.
Twitter’s lawyer Alex Spiro wrote to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, as originally reported by Semafor, outlining the company’s “serious concerns” that Meta “has engaged in systematic, willful, and unlawful misappropriation of Twitter’s trade secrets and other intellectual property.”
In the letter, they asked Meta to immediately quit the use of any trade secret of Twitter or other confidential information. As for the evidence they mentioned the hiring of former Twitter employees in Meta deliberately with the intention to develop an application like Twitter.
Andy Stone, the communications director of Meta denied all the allegations made by Twitter on Threads. Elon Musk also responded to this news on Thursday with a Tweet, “Competition is fine, cheating is not.”
Threads, Instagram’s “text-based conversation app” is gaining popularity and growth rapidly Millions and millions of customers are being attracted and signing up for the new platform. Threads had gained 50 million profiles in less than 24 hours after its debut.
Currently, Threads is available on iOS and Android. After the recent changes on Twitter, a huge number of its user base was fleeing from Twitter and looking for another suitable platform similar to Twitter. Threads an Instagram app is entertaining these desires of them.