About damn time!
Mark Zuckerberg and his social media monopoly are being sued by just about every state, and the FTC.
This comes after earlier probes into the company, and its vast control of social media platforms such as Instagram and Whatsapp came under fire from Congress.
The social media giant has also drawn fire from conservatives who point out the blatant, and unapologetic censorship of conservative views.
If you missed my earlier report on Zuckerberg and freinds being served a lawsuit for hiring discrimination against Americans, by the DOJ, you can read it here
Facebook is STAUNCHLY un-American.
Here are the facts:
Breitbart reported this information:
Politico reports that federal antitrust authorities and dozens of states are set to launch a double-barreled legal assault against Facebook over allegations of antitrust violations. Both lawsuits aim to force Facebook to break up its empire which includes messaging service WhatsApp and photo-sharing app Instagram.
Attorneys general from 48 U.S. states and territories, including New York, are behind one of the suits that was first hinted at last week. The second suit filed by the FTC is set to be filed later this afternoon.
The cases accuse Facebook of illegally using its power for more than a decade to push out rivals and buy out rising competitors, noting WhatsApp and Instagram as specific examples of this. Facebook has continued to purchase multiple companies despite recent scrutiny,
One Zero also had this to say:
On the contrary, we now have evidence of what I and many others argued from the start: that Zuckerberg’s goal was always to monopolize social networking. Internal Facebook emails published as part of this year’s Congressional antitrust investigation make clear that the acquisitions were primarily about neutralizing potential competitors, not improving Facebook’s products.
They were part of a long-term strategy that has come to be known as “copy, acquire, and kill,” aimed at ensuring Facebook would be not just a social network but the social network, even as social networking became a massive, world-changing global industry.
Zuckerberg has said on multiple occasions that Bill Gates was his childhood hero — a tech titan known as much for his ruthless monopolization of desktop computing as his ingenuity and philanthropy. He reportedly used to shout “domination!” at the end of Facebook staff meetings. And his company has spent the past year frantically integrating Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger with Facebook in a fairly naked bid to complicate a breakup bid.