Twitter threatens legal action over Meta’s rival app Threads

Meta has denied any involvement of former Twitter staff in developing the platform

  • July 7, 2023
Meta founder Mark Zuckerberg has claimed that 30 million people signed up to Threads in the first 24 hours. Picture: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Twitter has threatened to sue Meta over its fast-growing rival Threads app, alleging that it stole trade secrets.

The Instagram and Facebook owner, which launched Threads on Wednesday, appeared to deny that former Twitter employees worked on the creation of the app and used insider knowledge.

Meta chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said more than 30 million people have signed up to use his rival messaging app in the first 24 hours since its launch.

However, ...