Elon Musk fired over half of Twitter’s 7,800 employees after completing his takeover bid. The enormous layoff in an attempt to induce cost cutting on the part of Tesla’s CEO drew criticism and anger for being too harsh. However, just a day after Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta platform launched Twitter’s rival site Threads, Elon Musk’s company has threatened to sue them for hiring individuals who had previously worked for Twitter!

However, in a letter to Facebook parent company CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter’s lawyer Alex Spiro threatened to sue Meta Platforms over its new Threads network, according to Reuters.

“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,” Spiro said in the letter, as confirmed by Reuters.

Spiro accused Meta of hiring “dozens of former Twitter employees” to construct a “copycat” software in a letter written to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Threads spokesperson Andy Stone responded to the allegations, saying, “No one on the Threads engineering team is a former Twitter employee — that’s just not a thing.”
Elon Musk, owner of Twitter said, “Competition is fine, cheating is not,” in response to a tweet citing the news.

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