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Twitter Threatens Legal Action Against Meta Over Threads App

Twitter finds itself embroiled in a legal dispute with Meta, the parent company of Instagram, over Meta’s newly launched text-based app called Threads. In response to what it believes is the unlawful misappropriation of trade secrets and intellectual property, Twitter has threatened to take legal action against Meta. The social media giant has accused Meta of poaching former employees and leveraging their knowledge of Twitter’s trade secrets to expedite the development of Threads.

Alex Spiro, renowned attorney and representative for Twitter’s parent company, X Corp, conveyed the company’s stance in a letter addressed to Meta. Spiro asserted Twitter’s intention to rigorously protect its intellectual property rights and demanded that Meta immediately cease the use of any Twitter trade secrets or highly confidential information. The letter further stated that Twitter reserves the right to pursue civil remedies and injunctive relief without prior notice to prevent any further retention, disclosure, or usage of its intellectual property by Meta.