Threads gains over 30 million users within 24 hours
Meta’s new social network app, Threads, has garnered an impressive user base of over 30 million within just 24 hours of its launch. The app seamlessly converts existing Instagram handles and follows, creating a bustling timeline for its users. The rapid adoption rate highlights the convenience of transitioning from an Instagram account to a Threads account.
Twitter accuses Meta of unlawful misappropriation
Twitter finds itself facing a new rival in Threads, and it isn’t pleased. In addition to its own challenges, Twitter has accused Meta, the parent company of Threads, of engaging in illegal activities. Twitter claims that Meta has unlawfully poached former Twitter employees and misappropriated trade secrets and intellectual property.
Legal battle looms between Twitter and Meta
Alex Spiro, personal lawyer for Elon Musk and representing Twitter’s parent company X Corp., has issued a letter to Meta demanding immediate action. The letter asserts Twitter’s intention to strictly enforce its intellectual property rights and demands that Meta cease the use of any Twitter trade secrets or highly confidential information. Spiro alleges that Meta has hired numerous ex-Twitter employees over the past year, fueling Twitter’s accusations.
Meta denies the allegations
Meta’s communications director, Andy Stone, has responded to the accusations made by Twitter. Stone asserts that none of the members of the Threads engineering team are former Twitter employees, refuting Twitter’s claims. Stone made this statement on the very platform at the center of the controversy, Threads itself.