Following the crazy growth of Threads, Twitter threatens its parent company, Meta, with a potential lawsuit, citing the latter misappropriating its trade secrets and intellectual property.
Further, Twitter accused Meta of poaching its former employees to build its new Threads, calling it a violation of state and federal laws. Well, Meta refuted these claims saying that no former Twitter employee was put on the Threads engineering team.
Threatening With a Lawsuit
A day after the hyped launch of Meta Threads, Twitter called for a lawsuit against Zuckerberg’s company for stealing its ex-employees, trade secrets and violating its copyrights. On Thursday, Elon Musk’s lawyer and the official counsel of Twitter’s parent company, X Corp, Alex Spiro, threatens Meta with a potential lawsuit.
“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.”
Spiro claims that Meta hired dozens of ex-Twitter employees last year and “deliberately assigned” them to work on Threads “with the intent that they use Twitter’s trade secrets and other intellectual property to accelerate the development nt of Meta’s competing app.”
Well, Meta’s communications director Andy Stone refuted these claims saying that none of the ex-Twitter employees it hired was put on Threads engineering team, and “that’s just not a thing,” – hinting at its readiness to face the lawsuit from Twitter.
As we wait for more details on this, the Threads app, on the other hand, grew rapidly its launch day – garnering over 30 million sign-ups by Thursday morning. Other reports state the app has already crossed 50 million sign-ups, considering its sharp growth and no update from Zuckerberg since late yesterday.