Reasons behind the Twitter Threads lawsuit

Onur Demirkol
Jul 10, 2023

In order to launch its new Threads program, which is viewed as a direct rival to Twitter, Meta is alleged to have hired ex-Twitter employees by Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and Twitter. Twitter threatened legal action against Meta platforms when Threads was introduced, saying Threads was a clone of Twitter. Here is everything you need to know about the Twitter Threads lawsuit!

In the dynamic social media environment, a new player has emerged that is vying for consumers' attention and involvement on a worldwide scale. Threads, the newest project from Meta, aims to challenge Twitter's monopoly with its innovative features and seductive user experience.

Twitter Threads lawsuit
Twitter Threads lawsuit

What is the Twitter Threads lawsuit?

In a letter to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday, Twitter's attorney Alex Spiro charged Meta with "systematic, wilful, and unlawful misappropriation of Twitter's trade secrets and other intellectual property" in order to develop Threads.

Further evidence was provided by Mr. Spiro, who claimed that Meta had employed a substantial number of former Twitter workers who "had and continue to have access to Twitter's trade secrets and other highly confidential information" and who later assisted Meta in developing what he called the "copycat" Threads program.

How to follow everyone on Threads

“Twitter intends to strictly enforce its intellectual property rights and demands that Meta takes immediate steps to stop using any Twitter trade secrets or other highly confidential information. It has also asked Meta to preserve all sort of communications between former Twitter employees and Meta, for further reference," said Alex Spiro in his letter to Mark Zuckerberg. Here is the full letter published on Threads by Semafor:

Twitter Threads lawsuit
Credit: Semafor

When it comes to a showdown, Zuckerburg and Musk miss no opportunity to grind one other down. Therefore, when Mark Zuckerberg revealed the new Threads app, which primarily capitalizes on Instagram's success by allowing users to follow their existing Instagram base, it made sense.

With the ace of spades in his hand, Musk vowed to file a Twitter Threads lawsuit against Meta, which is owned by a former close friend of Musk's. Twitter is taking legal action against Meta for establishing Twitter's clone and breaking its terms and conditions.

Why is Twitter suing Meta?

Twitter is suing Meta because it thinks that Meta stole trade secrets from former Twitter employees by poaching them. These workers then utilized this knowledge to assist Meta in creating Threads. Meta is accused of ripping off the appearance and feel of the Twitter app, according to Twitter. For instance, Twitter and Threads both have comparable layouts and functionalities.

Twitter Threads lawsuit

Threads had an excellent launch day

More than 10 million individuals registered to use Meta's new "Threads" program in the first seven hours of its launch on Wednesday, according to the company's CEO Mark Zuckerberg. This is a warning sign that Twitter, which has recently been troubled by technical problems and controversial reforms, may be gravely threatened by the Instagram branch.

It took 7 hours for Threads to reach 10 million users

On Threads, you are permitted to post text postings of up to 500 characters in length as well as images and videos that are no longer than five minutes. The program includes a rudimentary user interface (UI) with a design that is somewhat reminiscent of Twitter. It allows users to like, comment on, repost, and share threads. You can instantly follow all of the same folks on both platforms by logging in with your Instagram account because Threads and Instagram are tightly related.


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  1. owl said on July 11, 2023 at 2:43 am

    quoted from the article:
    > Here is everything you need to know about the Twitter Threads lawsuit!
    > Twitter’s attorney Alex Spiro charged Meta with “systematic, wilful, and unlawful misappropriation of Twitter’s trade secrets and other intellectual property” in order to develop Threads.

    What’s going on with “gHacks Technology News”?
    Is it a line-up of humans and humanoids?
    Or is it controlled by “SOFTONIC INTERNATIONAL S.A.”?
    Both Martin and Ashwin are still writing decent articles, but the newcomers are sub-par, undermining gHacks’ credibility.

    First of all, it is necessary to strictly refrain from publishing inaccurate expressions and articles that invite suspicion, and shouldn’t it be managed as “gHacks”?
    It mentions “Here is everything you need to know”, but “whether or not it is true is unknown, and it is only fragmentary information”.
    Instead of “charged”, it is “preparing to accuse”, so similar but different, it is a “serious misrepresentation”.

    Andy Stone, Meta’s director of communications, mentioned that Twitter’s letter was baseless, “There are no former Twitter employees on the Threads engineering team. there is nothing wrong.”

    As related information:
    > Threads isn’t for news and politics, says Instagram’s boss – The Verge
    > Head of Instagram says placing ads within Threads is “not a priority right now” Supercharged
    > Twitter Challenger Bluesky Social Reaches 1 Million Download Milestone
    > Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince reveals Twitter traffic is down
    Twitter traffic tanking.

  2. yanta said on July 11, 2023 at 2:42 am

    10 million people signed up? Just shows how utterly brainwashed people are.
    Go talk to your neighbors. Have a BBQ or a picnic. Play some sport. Or just listen to some soothing music. This obsession with socially destructive technologies is so sad

    1. owl said on July 11, 2023 at 2:52 am

      > 10 million people signed up?

      Mark Zuckerberg reveals that Threads has gathered 30 million people in less than 24 hours since the service started, and the momentum has not declined since then, and the number of users has reached 70 million as of July 8.

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