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Twitter Threatens Legal Action Against Meta Over Threads App

According to Spiro, Meta has allegedly hired numerous ex-Twitter employees within the past year with the explicit purpose of assigning them to work on Threads. The claim suggests that Meta aimed to exploit Twitter’s trade secrets and other intellectual property to expedite the development of its competing app. Spiro argued that such actions violate state and federal laws, as well as the contractual obligations of the former Twitter employees to their previous employer. Additionally, Meta has been accused of scraping Twitter data related to users’ followings, an act expressly prohibited by Twitter.

Dismissing Twitter’s claims, Meta’s communications director, Andy Stone, countered Spiro’s allegations in a statement on Threads. Stone categorically denied that any member of the Threads engineering team had previously been employed by Twitter, dismissing the notion as baseless.