Twitter has threatened to sue Meta over its new Threads platform for a systematic,willful and unlawful theft of Twitter’s trade secrets and IP, as well as scraping of Twitter’s data, in a letter sent yesterday to Zuckerberg by Elon’s lawyer Alex Spiro.

In the letter Spiro demands that Meta should with immediate effect stop using any Twitter trade secrets or other highly confidential information, as Twitter will not hesitate to strictly enforce its intellectual property rights.

On Wednesday Meta who owns Instagram as well as Facebook, launched it’s Threads microblogging platform and has already gotten over 30 million subscribers in what looked like taking over, Elon Musk’s Twitter by leveraging on billions of Instagram’s users.

Spiro, in his letter accused Meta of hiring former Twitter employees who “had and continue to have access to Twitter’s trade secrets and other highly confidential information,” according to report.

Reacting to the allegation Meta spokesperson, Andy Stone in a Threads post, said ; “No one on the Threads engineering team is a former Twitter employee, that’s just not a thing.” Claiming not to be aware of any former Twitter staff working on Threads, nor any senior personnel who is employed in Meta.

Musk said in a tweet that “Competition is fine, cheating is not,” while reacting to the news.

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