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Hanging by a Thread[s]

Meta Platforms, Inc.—known to most of us as Meta—made a splash last week when it launched its competitor to Twitter, entitled “Threads”. Within 24 hours, counsel for Twitter had responded to Meta with a cease and desist letter, alleging that Meta had hired “dozens of former Twitter employees” who misappropriated Twitter trade secrets and intellectual property in developing the new app. Representatives of Meta concede that it employs former Twitter employees but deny that any such employees worked on the Threads engineering team.

Less than 24 hours since Meta launched Threads, Musk's attorney Alex Spiro sent a cease-and-desist letter to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, accusing the company of hiring "dozens of former Twitter employees" to create a "copycat" app.