Twitter threatens to sue its new rival, Threads, claiming Meta stole trade secrets

Twitter is threatening legal action against its new rival, Threads, accusing it of stealing trade secrets.

Tensions arise: Twitter’s lawyer sent a letter to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, accusing Threads of “systematic, willful, and unlawful misappropriation of Twitter’s trade secrets and other intellectual property.”
* The letter suggests that Meta unfairly hired dozens of former Twitter employees with the intention of creating a “copycat” platform.

Response and reactions: Meta Communication Director Andy Stone dismissed the accusations, stating that there were no former Twitter employees on the Threads engineering team.
* Twitter owner Elon Musk responded on Twitter, implying a distinction between fair competition and cheating.

Emerging competition: Threads, an app from Meta, has quickly grown since its release, with Zuckerberg reporting more than 70 million sign-ups by Friday morning.
* Despite following a similar interface to Twitter, users have criticized Threads for missing features like hashtags and direct messaging.

Faced with the issue: Twitter has seen a considerable number of challenges from similar platforms since Musk purchased it for $44 billion last year.
* Twitter’s response to media inquiries since March has been only a poop emoji.

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