In a legal document filed on Sunday, initially reported by The New York Times, Twitter claimed that some of the source code, the core computer code that powers the social network, had been posted online.
As stated in the legal document submitted to the U.S., Twitter had requested that the code be removed from GitHub, a website hosting service for software development, on behalf of the Northern District of California District Court.
According to the lawsuit, the platform complied and stated that the content had been disabled. Additionally, Twitter asked the court to name the alleged infringer or infringers who uploaded Twitter’s source code on GitHub-run servers without the company’s consent.
The San Francisco-based Twitter stated in the petition that the postings violate its copyrights.
Elon Musk, a billionaire who purchased Twitter last October for $44 billion and then took the firm private, faces new difficulties due to the leak. Since then, it has descended into disarray due to widespread layoffs and advertising exodus.
According to documents disclosed in a congressional report, the Federal Trade Commission is looking into Musk’s mass firings at Twitter and attempting to access his internal communications as part of the ongoing investigation into the social media company’s privacy and cybersecurity practices.