Mark Zuckerberg's new platform Threads is being sued for resembling Twitter

Twitter threatens to sue Threads Meta after they gained ground After launch


Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, launched Threads, a new network social that seeks to provide a space for online conversations in time real. This feature has been the main attraction of Twitter.

Twitter has threatened Meta with legal action following the successful launch of its direct rival Threads, perhaps the clearest sign that the platform owned by Elon Musk sees the new app as a threat Competitive.

On Wednesday, a lawyer representing Twitter sent a letter to the CEO of Meta, Mark Zuckerberg, accusing the company of stealing trade secrets from hire former Twitter employees.

The letter from Alex Spiro, an outside lawyer for Musk, alleges that Meta participated in "systematic, intentional and illegal misappropriation of secrets Twitter commercials and other intellectual property."

The letter goes on to mention that Meta hired former Twitter employees who "improperly concealed Twitter documents and electronic devices" and that Meta "knowingly" hired these workers in the development of Threads.

"Twitter intends to strictly enforce its rights to intellectual property," Spiro continued, "and urges Meta to take action. immediate action to stop using the trade secrets of Twitter or another highly confidential information."

The legal threat won't necessarily lead to litigation, but it could be part of a strategy to control Meta, said Carl Tobias, a professor at law at the University of Richmond.

Chained messages can contain up to 500 characters. On Twitter, the maximum is 280 characters. The problem is that Threads does not show the counter of characters.

If you have a verified Instagram account, you'll also be in Threads. In Twitter, verifying an account costs $8.

The integration with Instagram is an important differential: the basis of Contacts is available and the ability to share content on others networking simultaneously is something Twitter doesn't offer.

Meta said it plans to make Threads "compatible with ActivityPub, the Open social networking protocol established by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the body responsible for open standards that power the modern web." This would allow Threads users to work with other applications that have the ActivityPub protocol (such as Mastodon and WordPress), says Meta.

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