Mastodon and Bluesky, among others, have competed with Twitter since Musk took control of the social media platform in October. However, the user interface of Threads is similar to the microblogging service.
In a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter’s attorney Alex Spiro threatened to sue Meta Platforms (META.O) over its new Threads platform.
By utilising the billions of Instagram users, Meta, which began Threads on Wednesday and has received more than 30 million sign-ups, hopes to compete with Elon Musk’s Twitter.
Spiro charged Meta in his letter of recruiting former Twitter workers who “had and continue to have access to Twitter’s trade secrets and other highly confidential information,” according to the news website Semafor.
Twitter demands that Meta take immediate action to stop exploiting any Twitter trade secrets or other highly private information as it intends to vigorously enforce its intellectual property rights. Spiro penned a letter.
On Thursday, the contents of the letter were confirmed by a Reuters source with knowledge of it. A request for comment from Reuters was unanswered by Spiro.
According to Meta representative Andy Stone, “no one on the Threads engineering team is a former Twitter employee — that’s just not a thing.”