Twitter threatened to sue Meta for allegedly stealing the company’s commercial secrets when it created its rival messaging app Threads, as the new platform attracted tens of millions of users a few hours after its debut.
Meta presented Thread on Wednesday as a competitor of Elon Musk’s Twitter. More than 30 million people have registered less than 24 hours after its launch, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday, which puts him on the way to surpass OpenAI’s ChatGPT as a consumer application that has been downloaded in the past.
Alex Spiro, El Abogado de Twitter, a meta de participant and a “apropiación indebida systémica, deliberada e ilegal de los secretos comerciales y otra propiedad intellectual de Twitter” en una carta a Zuckerberg fechada el miércoles.
The letter alleged that Meta employed “dozens” of ex-employees of Twitter with access to high-secret information on the platform, many of which “maintained inadequate documents and electronic devices from Twitter.”
Twitter later alleged that Meta instruyó intentionalmente a estos empleados para que crearan pistas, “in violation of las estatales y federales lees”.
Twitter and Meta Se Negaron and Comment. The message was informed first time by Semaphore and confirmed by two persons familiar with the matter.
Musk, the multimillionaire founder of Tesla who bought Twitter for 44,000 million dollars in October, responded to a Twitter user who gave the news: “La competition es buena, las trampas no”
In Threads, the director of communications of Meta, Andy Stone, highlighted a quote in the report of Semafor, which was attributed to an anonymous source of Meta and said: “No one in the engineering team of Threads is an employee of Twitter. “Nada.”
Threads is a “text chat application” where users can publish posts of up to 500 characters and include links, photos and videos. As with Twitter, publications can be responded to, liked or shared by others. Algunos usuarios han lamado al servicio un “assassino de twitter”.
The application, which still lacks some Twitter functions, is linked directly to Instagram, allowing users to navigate through their existing username and network. “Este es un buen cominzo como esperabamos!” Zuckerberg wrote sobre la applicación, describiéndola como una alternativa Twitter says it “fits”.
ChatGPT de OpenAI tardo cinco días en llegar a millon de usuarios. It holds the record as the fastest growing application of all time after reaching 100 million active monthly users in two months, according to UBS analysts. El ritmo de cresimiento del hilo indicates que llegará a este límite en questión de días.
These threads caused a sensation when Musk alienated some users and advertisers with his decision to reduce moderation on the platform and force disruptive changes in the product and policies with little warning or explanation.
Durante Il Fin de Semana, Por Example, Musk said that he received criticism from some of the users of Twitter when he introduced time limits to the publications that users could see, and that he said that he was trying to “aborerdartres dass”. [and] Manipulation of the system.
Musk also eliminated around 80 percent of Twitter’s labor force and ordered drastic cost-cutting measures to bring the company to the brink of bankruptcy.
En la carta, Twitter dijo que le pedía a Meta que “Tome Medidas Inmediatas para dejar de Usar los mistiros commerciales de Twitter et otra information de alto mistro”, Mientras se reserva el derecho de buscar “Medidas cautelares et civiles”. Meta también advirtió que está “Exresamente prohibido participar en cualquier rastreo o raspado de seguidores de Twitter o datos de seguimiento”.