In less than 24 hours after its release, the Threads application has gained more than 30 million new users.
Without a doubt, the appearance of threads is very similar to that of Twitter.
In response to the threads being published, Twitter owner Elon Musk said the competition is fine and no cheating is being committed.
However, there are claims that Threads was endorsed by former Twitter employees.
Twitter attorney Alex Spiro sent a letter to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg via the Semafor news agency on Wednesday.
In the said letter, Meta committed a systematic, intentional, and unlawful misuse of Twitter trade secrets and other intellectual property.
Specifically, Spiro alleged that Meta hired dozens of former Twitter employees who “had access to trade secrets and other top secret information.”
It is believed that Twitter Meta helped develop threads.
“Twitter intends to strictly enforce its intellectual property rights and requires that Meta take immediate steps to stop using Twitter trade secrets or other strictly confidential information,” the letter reads.
“Twitter reserves all rights, including but not limited to the right to seek civil relief and damages without further notice,” the letter continued.
However, both Musk and Zuckerberg have acknowledged that Threads competes as a standalone app.
When Zuckerberg launched in 100 countries, he posted images to Twitter after not venturing onto that social media for 11 years.
Shortly thereafter, as the word “threads” became a trending topic, Musk alluded to assault.
“Better being attacked by strangers on Twitter than enjoying the fake happiness of Instagram that hides the pain,” Musk wrote.
Meanwhile, Linda Yaccarino, CEO of Twitter, said: “Twitter is an application that is often imitated.”
Still, according to Yaccarino, the Twitter application can never be duplicated.