Twitter Threatens Legal Action Against Meta Over Its New Rival App Threads

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter has threatened legal action against Meta over its new text-based app called Threads.

The offering launched this week as a rival to Elon Musk’s social media platform and has drawn tens of millions of users.

In a letter Wednesday to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, an attorney for Twitter accused Meta of unlawfully using Twitter’s trade secrets and other intellectual property by hiring former Twitter employees to create a “copycat” app.

The move ramps up the tensions between the social media giants as Threads targets people seeking out Twitter alternatives amid unpopular changes Musk has made to the platform.

A Meta spokesperson wrote on Threads that “no one on the Threads engineering team is a former Twitter employee.”

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