Twitter threatens Legal Action against Meta for unlawful Data misappropriation

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Twitter threatens Legal Action against Meta for unlawful Data misappropriation

Twitter has warned Meta, formerly known as Facebook, over the alleged “systematic, wilful, and
unlawful misappropriation” of Twitter’s priceless data, in a significant escalation of relations between
the two internet giants. In a letter to Meta’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the legal team for the social media
giant demanded that the problem be resolved right away. The team was led by Alex Spiro, a well-known
attorney who also represents Elon Musk.


The letter accuses Meta of using Twitter’s data without consent in a manner that violates privacy laws
and invade on Twitter’s property rights. It highlights the pressure of the alleged misappropriation,
claiming that Meta’s actions have been ongoing and indicating the aim to profit from Twitter’s
proprietary information.


In the first seven hours of Threads’ introduction, nearly 10 million individuals signed up for it, according
to Mark Zuckerberg. Instagram, which has almost two billion monthly active users, is connected to
Threads. Most reviews of the app have been unfavourable, and several users believe that Zuckerberg
duplicated functionality from other platforms.


Over the years, Facebook has competed with Twitter in a variety of ways. They have included Twitter
elements like hashtags and trending topics. But now that Threads, a platform for online real-time chats,
has been officially launched by Meta, the parent company of Facebook, it will openly compete with
Twitter.