He claims that Meta* poached Twitter employees who created a clone of the application
Elon Musk said that he was not against competition, but made it clear that he would not tolerate deception. The billionaire’s statement came after Twitter lawyer Alex Spiro sent a letter to Meta* CEO Mark Zuckerberg threatening legal action.
On July 5, Alex Spiro wrote in a letter that Twitter intends to “strongly enforce its intellectual property rights.” The firm also demanded that Meta* immediately stop using Twitter’s trade secrets.
According to Spiro’s letter, the Meta* hired former Twitter employees who had access to sensitive information, including Twitter’s trade secrets. Spiro wrote that Meta* commissioned these employees to develop a copycat app called Threads, alleging that the company was using Twitter’s trade secrets and intellectual property to speed up the development of a rival app.
Elon Musk accuses Mark Zuckerberg of cheating, cheating and using trade secrets on Twitter
In addition, Spiro also emphasized that the letter serves as a legal notice to Meta* to preserve any documents related to the dispute between Twitter and Meta*, as well as former Twitter employees who moved to Meta*.
Spiro also noted that Meta* has no right to scan or collect Twitter followers or data. The lawyer wrote that this is prohibited for any reason without the prior consent of the company.
Recall that more than 70 million people subscribed to Threads as of Friday, July 7th. It only takes one in four Instagram users** for the new social network to catch up with Twitter.
Now it becomes more clear why Elon Musk challenged Mark Zuckerberg to a fight . The SpeceX founder and owner of Twitter has already accepted an offer to train with Georges St-Pierre , a mixed martial arts legend and three-time UFC champion.
* The Meta company is recognized as extremist in Russia and banned.
**Instagram is owned by Meta.