FTC may file an injunction against Facebook’s integration plans

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December 13, 2019, 12:04 PM UTC

The regulatory body has, however, not asked Facebook to halt its integration plans.

This article states that the US Federal Trade Commission may seek a preliminary injunction against Facebook over “antitrust concerns” regarding its planned integration of Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp. The Wall Street Journal was the first to report that the injunction might be filed by January.

Facebook’s integration plan will allow users to communicate across Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp with end-to-end encryption being extended across all three channels. However, the FTC has not asked tech giant to halt its integration plans, which usually heralds a legal challenge.

Facebook is also facing a probe from the EU about its data collection and monetisation policies. The EU is also looking into the data collected by the tech giant for its marketing and advertising service.

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