Micro-blogging platform, Twitter on Thursday threatened to sue Meta barely hours after the Instagram parent company officially launched Threads, an app it hopes will rival the struggling site owned by Elon Musk.
In a letter to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, published by online news outlet Semafor on Friday, Musk lawyer Alex Spiro lambasted the company accusing it of ‘unlawful misappropriation of Twitter’s trade secrets and other intellectual property.’
The letter also accused Meta of hiring dozens of former Twitter employees who ‘had and continue to have access to Twitter’s trade secrets and other highly confidential information.’
Meanwhile, at the moment, Threads are the biggest challenger yet to Musk-owned Twitter, which has seen a series of potential competitors emerge but not yet replace one of the world’s biggest social media platforms, despite its struggles.
Zuckerberg’s latest move against Musk further heightened the rivalry between the two multibillionaires who have even agreed to meet for hand to hand combat in a cage match.