Elon Musk, the executive chairman of Twitter, claimed in a social media post that Meta, a text-based social network similar to Twitter, is “cheating” over the launch of Threads.
This week, the new Meta app was released as a “friendly” substitute for Twitter. Over thirty million individuals have already registered.
As a result, Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk, the two companies’ respective CEOs, are engaged in a legal conflict between Meta and Twitter.
Musk stated that while he enjoys competition, he will not put up with dishonesty. Twitter’s attorney, Alex Spiro, wrote to Mark Zuckerberg threatening legal action against Meta.
In Spiro’s letter, Twitter vowed to defend its rights to intellectual property and requested that Meta stop utilizing its trade secrets right away. According to the letter, Meta employed former Twitter employees who had access to trade secrets and confidential information. These people are said to have worked on building Threads, and it’s thought that Meta sped up the process by using Twitter’s trade secrets.
According to Andy Stone, a representative for Meta, “no one on the Threads engineering team is a former Twitter employee – that’s just not a thing” regarding the platform.
The internet has been outspoken about how it feels about Meta’s new internet venture, and there is a new social media app for individuals to join. Zuckerberg’s first tweet in eleven years was spurred by the introduction of Threads.