Elon Musk Accuses Mark Zuckerberg of Cheating: Twitter vs. Threads8. July 2023
• Elon Musk accused Mark Zuckerberg of cheating over the release of Meta’s new social network called Threads.
• Twitter lawyer Alex Spiro sent a letter to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg threatening legal action against the company’s “copycat” application.
• Elon Musk stated that he is fine with competition but will not tolerate cheating, and Twitter demanded that Meta immediately stop using their trade secrets.
Elon Musk Accuses Mark Zuckerberg of Cheating
Elon Musk, executive chairman of Twitter, has publicly accused Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, of cheating due to the recent launch of Threads – a text-based social network resembling Twitter. In response to this accusation, Twitter lawyer Alex Spiro sent a letter to Mark Zuckerberg threatening legal action against the company’s “copycat” application.
Twitter Threatens Legal Action
In his letter, Spiro made it clear that Twitter intends to strictly enforce its intellectual property rights and demands that Meta immediately stop using their trade secrets. He also pointed out that Meta had assigned former employees from Twitter to develop Threads which may have been done with access to confidential information and/or trade secrets belonging to Twitter. Furthermore, Spiro noted in his letter that this serves as formal notice for Meta to preserve any documents relevant to the dispute between them and former employees now employed by them.
Threads Released Worldwide
On July 5th, Threads was released worldwide in 100 countries days after rate limit debacle when the social platform temporarily limited posts users could read.
Cheating Is Not Allowed
Musk stated on his social media post that while he is fine with competition, he would not tolerate cheating; further emphasizing his view on fair play within competitive businesses or markets.
It is unclear what measures or actions will be taken now by either party; however it is certain that both companies are dedicated in protecting their respective intellectual properties and trade secrets as well as maintaining fairness within competition for all businesses involved