Twitter’s lawyer, Alex Spiro, has written to Meta boss Mark Zuckerberg to say it “intends to strictly enforce its intellectual property rights,” according to the news site Semafor.
According to Semafor, Mr Spiro, in his letter, accused Meta of hiring former Twitter employees who “had and continue to have access to Twitter’s trade secrets and other highly confidential information”.
Meta spokesperson Andy Stone responded to the story in a post on Threads.
He wrote: “To be clear: ‘No one on the Threads engineering team is a former Twitter employee – that’s just not a thing’.”
Built by Meta’s Instagram team, Threads is billed as a home for “sharing text updates and joining public conversations”.
Posts can be up to 500 characters long and include links, photos, and videos of up to five minutes.
They appear in a timeline, and posts can be liked, reposted, replied to, and shared elsewhere. But posts do not appear chronologically, and there seems to be no way to make it so.
People can use their existing Instagram credentials to create a Threads account.