Facebook leak shows company will fight WhatsApp and Instagram separation

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Facebook called the US government’s attempt to separate WhatsApp and Instagram a “complete non-initial” effort. The social media giant said the process would cost the company a lot of money and defy established laws.

According to the Wall Street Journal, a 14-page document has been prepared since Facebook lawyers in his defense against federal antitrust agents who are investigating Facebook’s power and past competitive behavior. Not only FacebookInvestigation into other tech giants including Apple, Google and Amazon is also underway.

Documents WSJ accessed showed how Facebook it could defend itself if found guilty on antitrust grounds. The document also states this Facebook he will fight in the courtroom if you try to separate WhatsApp and Instagram. Facebook it is targeted by antitrust investigators and the Federal Trade Commission.

In the documents it was stated that Facebook has made huge investments in the growth of WhatsApp and Instagram and if the government tried to separate the two platforms, it would not be possible or near impossible for the company to spend billions to keep the two platforms separate. Facebook it also claimed that it would harm the user experience and also weaken security.

Earlier this week, CEOs of four major tech companies including Facebook Mark Zuckerberg, Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Twitter Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey voluntarily agreed to testify before the Senate Commerce Committee on October 28.

The CEO’s decision to testify before the Senate after the Senate Committee unanimously voted to approve a plan to summon the three CEOs to appear before the panel, a Reuters report says.

Twitter CEO Jack on Friday said the hearing “must be constructive and focused on what matters most to the American people: how we work together to secure the election.”

Jack voluntarily agreed to testify virtually before the @SenateCommerce Committee on October 28 – less than a week before the US presidential election. It must be constructive and focused on what matters most to the American people: how we work together to secure the elections “, Twitter She said.

Facebook called the US government’s attempt to separate WhatsApp and Instagram a “complete non-initial” effort.

News Underline:

  • Facebook calls the attempt to separate WhatsApp and Facebook, a complete “no starter”.
  • Facebook as claimed that the process would cost the company a lot of money and defy established laws.
  • Not only FacebookInvestigation into other tech giants including Apple, Google and Amazon is also underway.
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