Many try to shape public opinion via Twitter social media platform but the company now says part of its source code were leaked online.
It is a rare and major exposure of intellectual property as the company struggles to reduce technical issues and reverse its fortunes.
The company has made this claim in its legal filing.
According to the legal document, Twitter had asked the specific platform to take down the code where it was posted.
The code, which forms the basis for the web service’s various functions and internal tools, was posted on a specific website, which is widely used code repository.
After Twitter’s request to remove the data under a copyright infringement claim, the website has complied.
Twitter also asked the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California to identify the alleged infringer or infringers who posted Twitter’s source code on systems without Twitter’s authorization.
It is said that this code leak creates more challenges for billionaire Elon Musk, who bought Twitter last October for $44 billion and has had massive layoffs since then.