The microblogging site, Twitter has written to Meta threatening to take legal action over its new app, Threads.
EASITIMES reports that the app went live on Apple and Android app stores in 100 countries at 2300 GMT on Wednesday and will run with no ads for now, but its release in Europe has been delayed over data privacy concerns.
In a letter signed by Musk’s lawyer, Alex Spiro, and addressed to Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter said the company “has serious concerns that Meta Platforms (Meta) has engaged in systematic, willful, and unlawful misappropriation of Twitter’s trade secrets and other intellectual property.”
“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,” Alex Spiro wrote in the letter.
Also in the letter, published by Semafor, he accused Meta of hiring former Twitter employees who “had and continue to have access to Twitter’s trade secrets and other highly confidential information”.
“No one on the Threads engineering team is a former Twitter employee — that’s just not a thing,” Meta spokesperson Andy Stone said in a Threads post.
In his response to a tweet citing the news, Musk said, “Competition is fine, cheating is not,” in response to a tweet citing the news.