Facebook offers the US help in creating an alternative social network
The tech giant is trying to avoid antitrust lawsuits, but the authorities have abandoned the idea.
Facebook has told the US authorities that it is ready to offer assistance in the development of an alternative social network. Thus, the tech giant is trying to show that it does not violate antitrust laws and is not against competition, but the authorities refused this proposal. This was reported by The Washington Post.
The company is ready to provide a third-party developer or company with its program code to help create a new social network. Facebook approached Washington state and federal investigators with this proposal, but they did not support the idea. This is not enough to throw off all their fears about competition, officials said.
In December this year, the US Federal Trade Commission, along with a coalition of attorneys general from 48 states and territories, filed two separate antitrust lawsuits against Facebook, affecting the company's largest acquisitions, Instagram and WhatsApp. Plaintiffs accuse her of unfair competition and demand legal protection, which could lead to the fact that the court will oblige Facebook to sell both applications