Meta’s new app, Threads, is currently facing the potential of a legal battle with Twitter. CNN reports that Twitter has sent a letter to Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta, threatening to sue. Twitter accuses Meta of trade secret theft by hiring ex-Twitter employees.
Twitter’s potential legal battle against Meta Platforms marks the beginning of a contentious dispute between the two social media giants. Legal experts believe that Twitter would face significant challenges in pursuing the lawsuit.
According to Reuters, Twitter sent a letter on Wednesday accusing Meta of utilizing its trade secrets in the development of Threads. Twitter demanded that Meta stop using the confidential information.
Twitter also alleged that Meta had recruited former Twitter employees who had kept unauthorized devices and documents from their time at Twitter. Additionally, Twitter claimed that Meta deliberately assigned these individuals to work on Threads.
At this stage, it is uncertain whether a lawsuit will be filed. Andy Stone, a spokesperson for Meta, responded to the allegations in a Threads post on Thursday, stating that none of the engineering team members involved with the platform had previously worked for Twitter.