Twitter’s Legal Threats Escalate as Elon Musk Accuses Meta CEO of Unfair Play
In a significant turn of events, Alex Spiro, a lawyer representing Twitter, has issued a stern warning to Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta, concerning their recently launched application called Threads. In a letter sent by Spiro, Meta is accused of creating a “copycat” platform resembling Twitter and utilizing confidential information from former Twitter employees.
Elon Musk, the executive chairman of Twitter, took to social media to publicly express his discontent with Meta’s alleged cheating tactics. While Musk emphasized his acceptance of healthy competition, he firmly stated his intolerance for deceitful practices.
Spiro’s letter, dated July 5, explicitly stated Twitter’s intention to vigorously protect its intellectual property rights. The missive demanded Meta to cease using Twitter’s trade secrets promptly. Spiro asserted that Meta had employed ex-Twitter staff members who had access to confidential information, suggesting that they exploited this knowledge to expedite the development of Threads.
Moreover, Spiro’s letter served as a formal notice to Meta, requiring them to preserve all relevant documents pertaining to the dispute between the two companies, as well as any documents involving former Twitter employees now working for Meta.
The letter further stipulated that Meta was forbidden from engaging in any form of crawling or scraping of Twitter’s followers or following data without prior consent from Twitter.
Meta unveiled their text-based social network, Threads, in 100 countries on July 5. The launch occurred shortly after Twitter faced public backlash due to temporary limitations on post accessibility, commonly referred to as the “rate limit debacle.”
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