The Washington Post reported Friday, citing four people familiar with the matter, that Facebook could face US antitrust charges as soon as possible by November, as the newspaper reported that the Federal Trade Commission met privately on Thursday to discuss an investigation while state prosecutors were leading Leticia James of New York is scrutinizing the company’s dealings for potential threats to competition, the newspaper reported.
The newspaper said that the timetable may change, adding that state prosecutors are in the final stages of preparing their complaints, while Facebook has not commented and FTC And the attorney general’s office in New York immediately
Facebook said in August that CEO Mark Zuckerberg was interviewed at the Federal Trade Commission investigation session as part of the government’s antitrust investigation of the company.
Facebook has faced similar investigations by the Department of Justice and state prosecutors, and has previously said that the investigations were looking at past acquisitions and business practices involving social networks or social media services, digital advertising, mobile or online applications.
In July 2019, Facebook agreed to pay a record $ 5 billion fine for resolving an investigation FTC Separate company privacy practices.