Twitter’s Response to Threads Is the Threat of a Lawsuit

Max Tani, Semafor:

On Wednesday, Instagram parent company Meta introduced Threads, a text-based companion to Instagram that resembles Twitter and other text-based social platforms. Just hours later, a lawyer for Twitter, Alex Spiro, sent a letter to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg accusing the company of engaging in “systematic, willful, and unlawful misappropriation of Twitter’s trade secrets and other intellectual property.”

Spiro specifically alleges ex-Twitter employees working at Meta were tasked with building Threads, something which an anonymous Meta source denied to Tani. Embarrassing, though I am looking forward to two detestable businesses trying not to trip over themselves in court while slinging mud at the other.