Twitter’s Not Playing Games, Accuses Meta of Developing a “Copycat” App

Earlier today, Meta launched a new “Twitter-like” app in an attempt to fill the void left by Elon Musk‘s recent policy changes for Twitter. However, Twitter has responded by suing Meta, alleging that the app has copied the platform’s overall concept.

Twitter Threatens to Sue Meta for Allegedly Stealing Trade Secrets to Develop Threads

It is recently reported that Twitter has threatened to file a lawsuit against Meta, alleging that the company stole trade secrets and other intellectual property to develop its Threads app.

Twitter’s layer, Alex Spiro sent this letter to Meta’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg:

Spiro’s letter to Mark | Semafor

In the letter, Twitter has claimed that Meta hired dozens of former Twitter employees over the past year, many of whom had access to Twitter’s confidential information. Twitter alleges that Meta then deliberately assigned these employees to develop Threads, which now people believe is a direct competitor to Twitter.

Twitter also alleges that Meta has been scraping Twitter’s followers and following data, which is prohibited under Twitter’s terms of service.

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.”

Twitter’s letter to Meta

Twitter’s lawsuit rightfully shows how the company is not going to sit idly by while Meta copies its features. The issue is more than just a meme, it is something that Twitter takes seriously. After all, >30 million users on day one is no joke!

In a matter of minutes after the report was published, the issue gained widespread attention. Every major news site was covering it, and we are closely monitoring the situation as well. It remains to be seen whether Twitter will be successful in its lawsuit, but it is clear that the company is taking the matter very seriously.

In the meantime, Threads has other issues to deal with as it has been accused of using more permissions than necessary and enforcing nonsensical policies on its users. Have a look at these too, and till then, we will make sure to keep you updated on all developments as new information becomes available.


Muhammad Qasim

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