The Federal Trade Commission is looking into Facebook’s pattern of acquiring other companies to determine if the social media giant was buying up potential rivals to stymie competition, an investigation that could end up having much more serious consequences than its recent privacy settlement with the same agency. Facebook first revealed the probe last month, just hours after the FTC announced...
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Ban It, Divest It or Regulate It? Washington Looks for an Answer to TikTok
Hi, welcome to your Weekend!Interesting dinner table discussion this week: My 13-year-old daughter, hearing about Nancy Scola’s cover story on TikTok’s war in Washington, offered her prediction for what would happen if the U.S. took the drastic step of banning the app.“Every teenager in America would refuse to come out of their rooms,” she said. “They’d be so mad. They just wouldn’t go out...
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