Meta successfully triggered a response from Twitter on Wednesday during the launch of his new competitor app, threads. Elon Musks Longtime attorney Alex Spiro sent one letter to Meta CEO Mark Zuckinheritand threatened to file a lawsuit against the company for “systematic, willful, and unlawful misappropriation of trade secrets and other intellectual property of Twitter.”
Thread officially started on Wednesday at 7 p.m. and it vague resembles the crumbling memory of Twitter that has experienceexperienced a downward spiral since Elon Musk bought the company last October. Now Twitter is fighting back by blaming Meta using the documents he kept Employees who have since left and joined Zuckerberg’s crew, semaphore first reported.
Twitter told Meta in its letter that this was a “formal notice” asking Meta to keep all of its documents relating “to a dispute between Twitter, Meta and/or former Twitter employees now working for Meta work, could be relevant”. The letter alleges that Meta created a replica of its app with the help of former Twitter employees who were “deliberately tasked” with developing a “copycat” app.
Spiro claimed in the letter that many former employees hired by Meta “improperly stored Twitter documents and electronic devices,” but provided no concrete evidence or examples to support the claims.
Meta Communications Director Andy Stone answered to the letter on Threads, which reads: “To be clear, no one on the Threads engineering team is a former Twitter employee – that’s just not a thing.”
But while Musk accuses Meta of using former Twitter employees to leak “trade secrets” to create his biggest rival yet, that’s not the case subjects Users, many of the staff he’s referring to were likely fired on the series Twitter carried out mass layoffs At the end of last year. “‘Former Employees,’ So he fired almost all Twitter employees and is now suing other companies for hiring them?? So cruel…” one person wrote.
Another person commented: “He arrogantly fired many of his employees without realizing that they could work for another competitor.” He gets his revenge. It’s up to him.”
Musk commented on the letter in a Twitter post: Write: “Competition is okay, cheating isn’t,” while the company’s new CEO, Linda Yaccarino, appeared to refer to threads in a separate post postsaid: “We are often imitated – but the Twitter community can never be duplicated.”
According to the letter, Twitter also accused Meta of accessing its data for threads, adding that it is banned from using “applications, buttons, widgets, ads, and commerce services.” The company claims that Meta “deliberately” used knowledge of its website “to expedite development of Meta’s competitor app” and track its user data.
More competing platforms have emerged in recent months, including T2, mastodon, and Bluesky, all of which have failed to build momentum and none of which Musk has threatened to sue. this stuff is not difficult. Even Donald Trump did it a twitter clone from the floor.
But when the news of the start of threads arrivedlooks for Meta’s stock jumped up 455% within 24 hours of the July 4 announcement, and Zuckerberg said five million people signed up for Threads within the first four hours of its launch, Journo Research said in an email to Gizmodo. By the end of the first day, 30 million users had subscribed to Threads, easily surpassing it Bluesky, which is still invitation-only And HaS 50,000 users, TechCrunch reported.
Spiro and Meta did not immediately respond to Gizmodo’s request for comment.