Trump Admin Weighs Action Against Tech Giant

Via The Washington Examiner:

The Trump administration is considering suing Facebook for antitrust violations over the way the tech company’s multiple platforms interact.

Facebook controls a variety of apps including Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp. The Federal Trade Commission is considering suing the tech giant over how its apps integrate and work with competitors, according to the Wall Street Journal.

A majority of the five-member FTC board must vote for an injunction to be brought against Facebook before action is taken. Commission regulators may choose to stop or undo some of the integration between the apps, charging the integration as anti-competitive.

The regulators may also seek to undo some of the apps’ integration to make them easier to split into separate companies should the FTC decide to break up Facebook later. Facebook has consistently denied allegations that its business practices violate the FTC’s regulations on competition.