Delegation of the European Union to Japan

Antitrust: Commission opens investigation into possible anticompetitive conduct of Facebook

Brussels, 04/06/2021 - 11:55, UNIQUE ID: 210607_1
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EU News 141/2021

The European Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation to assess whether Facebook violated EU competition rules by using advertising data gathered in particular from advertisers in order to compete with them in markets where Facebook is active such as classified ads. The formal investigation will also assess whether Facebook ties its online classified ads service “Facebook Marketplace” to its social network, in breach of EU competition rules.

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