The FTC has been making initial efforts to enjoin the marketing and social media firm Facebook from technically integrating WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger, services used by 2.6 billion users. The merger has reduced competition, poor service, and a lack of market consequences to content fraud: false advertising, political misinformation, click fraud and reposts, clickbait headlines, deepfakes, permitted hate speech, and the rest.
The FTC has claimed success with a $170 million fine against YouTube for its latest abuse of the public trust. “The settlement requires Google and
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the FTC has reached a settlement with Facebook over the violations of data privacy and breach of its