Twitter has threatened to sue Meta Platforms, the parent company of Facebook, over its new Threads platform.
The threat was communicated through a letter sent by Twitter's lawyer, Alex Spiro, to Meta's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg.
Meta launched Threads as a platform to compete with Elon Musk's Twitter, utilizing the vast user base of Instagram.
The letter from Spiro accuses Meta of hiring former Twitter employees who have access to Twitter's trade secrets and highly confidential information.
The letter emphasizes that Twitter intends to enforce its intellectual property rights and demands that Meta immediately cease using any Twitter trade
The news was first reported by the website Semafor.
A source with knowledge of the letter confirmed its contents to Reuters.
Alex Spiro did not respond to a request for comment from Reuters.
Meta spokesperson Andy Stone denied the claim that any former Twitter employees are part of the Threads engineering team.
Threads has garnered over 30 million sign-ups since its launch.