Antitrust Lawsuits Against Facebook Will Challenge Acquisition of WhatsApp and Instagram, According to ‘The Washington Post’

In early December, a group of United States state attorneys general is scheduled to file antitrust lawsuits against Facebook. The company will be questioned, says The Washington Post, for the acquisition of two rivals such as WhatsApp and Instagram.

The reason for this questioning is the result of those purchases: the creation of “an anti-competitive giant of social networks”, as they would describe it in the filing of charges, which would have left users with few alternatives of a certain quality beyond the conglomerate of options owned by Facebook.

Facebook, “an anti-competitive giant”

Acquisitions They would also have served to accumulate a large amount of user data with which to fight their competition and that could also be used against Facebook, according to the American newspaper.

Facebook faces its purchases

This movement by prosecutors would join the antitrust investigation that the United States Federal Trade Commission It would also be ending and that encompasses not only Facebook, but other technology companies in the country of the stars and stripes.

The US antitrust control agencies have weighed the possibility of claiming in the lawsuits against Facebook that these purchases have left users with worse services, explains the published information. According to the sources, would target less privacy protection as well as less competition.

Facebook’s purchase of WhatsApp and Instagram would have left users with few quality alternatives beyond the conglomerate of options owned by the company led by Mark Zuckerberg.

Regarding the use of data, it is pointed out that the company led by Mark Zuckerberg he could have used all of them to try to finish off his rivals and that is one of the approaches that could be sustained in these demands of more than forty prosecutors.

However, The Washington Post sources acknowledge that the investigations are not over And that means that the state and federal lawsuits that are presumably going to be filed could go in other directions if the investigators change their minds while the investigations continue.