US government stops Facebook to integrate its social platforms

US government stops Facebook to integrate its social platforms

The US government is trying to prevent Facebook from integrating its various platforms such as Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp. Facebook is an online social media and social networking service with headquarter in the US. The company website and apps allow people to communicate with family, friends and colleagues. Facebook develops technologies that help to share information, photos, website links, and videos globally. In recent times, the company faces increasingly stringent regulatory reviews. The federal government’s main business regulator has conducted an antitrust investigation into Facebook. Which has been monitoring the company’s dominance in social networks and online advertising. Facebook’s acquisition was also part of the survey.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) may seek a preliminary ban to prevent Facebook from weaving different parts together. A ban could take a heavy toll on Facebook and its combined services. This will also make it easier for the company to be split. The ban is one of several measures the FTC is considering. As it looks to check Facebook’s strength and address concerns of the company. Enforcement of the ban will be an extraordinary step. And the FTC will generally not attempt to reverse a merger that has already occurred. Facebook acquired Instagram in 2012 and WhatsApp in 2014. The five-member committee needs to vote to find an injunction before filing a lawsuit in federal court. The FTC also needs to prove that Facebook violates antitrust laws.

With regulatory issues looming, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced in January that he would work to integrate Facebook’s app family. This focuses on the creation of more seamless messaging between services. Facebook has become the subject of much broader scrutiny by politicians. Facebook recklessly integrates and integrates Instagram, WhatsApp, and Oculus offend our antitrust laws. The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice cannot continue to leave Facebook’s provocative and anti-competitive behaviors unchallenged.  The federal government’s main business regulator, the Federal Trade Commission, conducted an antitrust investigation into Facebook.