FTC Examining Facebook Documents

Seeking to determine if Facebook violated settlement.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced on Wednesday that it was looking into documents disclosed by Facebook to determine if the powerful social media company had violated a 2019 settlement with the FTC. The initial settlement focused on privacy concerns related to the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The FTC determined that Facebook had deceived users about privacy protections. 

Currently, the FTC is pursuing an antitrust lawsuit against Facebook. The documents that it will be examining are a part of the leaked “Facebook Papers,” which detail internal company research into the ill effects of social platforms. The FTC is seeking to determine if that research was in violation of the settlement.   

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For officials at the FTC as they seek to determine if Facebook was in violation of its settlement.
  • For the president’s administration as regulations are proposed for social platforms and other online technology.
  • That legislators have discernment in proposing solutions to social internet and online retail issues.

Sources: AP, The Hill


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