Twitter rival Threads launched, Elon Musk, Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey are now shadows

By: Dan Cooper

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Meta unveils Threads, new app to challenge Twitter | PBS NewsHour

Twitter Threatens to Sue Meta

Twitter has threatened to sue Meta, the parent company of Instagram, just hours after the launch of the Threads application. This new app aims to displace Twitter as the leading social media platform owned by Elon Musk. In a letter to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk’s lawyer accuses the company of unlawfully taking Twitter’s trade secrets and other intellectual property. Meta has allegedly hired multiple former Twitter employees who still have access to confidential information.

Threads: Twitter’s Biggest Challenge

Threads poses the biggest challenge to Twitter’s dominance so far, as it attempts to replace the social media giant. Despite facing potential competitors in the past, none have had enough power to truly rival Twitter. This launch further intensifies the rivalry between Zuckerberg and Musk, who have even agreed to meet for a hand-to-hand combat in a cage. Zuckerberg’s first tweet in over a decade featured a Spider-Man meme that seemingly referenced the similarities between Threads and Twitter.

Threads App Receives Massive Response

Threads was made available on the Apple and Android app stores in 100 countries at 23:00 GMT on Wednesday. Within hours, over 30 million people had downloaded the app. Despite the reduced resemblance, users noted that Threads still closely resembled Twitter. Celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, and Hugh Jackman, as well as media outlets such as The Washington Post and The Economist, have already created active accounts on Threads.

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