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    Twitter threatens Meta with legal action over the new Threads app: Report

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    According to a story Thursday, Twitter has threatened to sue Facebook parent Meta over its new Threads platform.

    According to a letter dated Wednesday, Twitter attorney Alex Spiro accused Meta of “systematic” and “unlawful misappropriation” of trade secrets following the release of the Threads app.

    According to Spiro, the new service was built by former Twitter workers who were specifically instructed to build a “copycat” application.

    “Twitter intends to strictly enforce its intellectual property rights, and demands that Meta take immediate steps to stop using any Twitter trade secrets or other highly confidential information,” the letter stated.

    “Twitter reserves all rights, including, but not limited to, the right to seek both civil remedies and injunctive relief without further notice,” the company stated.

    “Competition is fine, but cheating is not,” Elon Musk said in response to a tweet.

    The new Meta service went live on Wednesday.

    Meta Communications Director Andy Stone stated on Threads that no one on the app’s engineering team was previously employed by Twitter.

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