Facebook fined $122M for misleading EU commission over WhatsApp merger


The Europa Commission has slapped Facebook with a massive $122 million fine after the company purportedly provided “incorrect or misleading” information for its WhatsApp acquisition. The decision goes back to an investigation under the EU Merger Regulation dating back to 2014. The penalty has to do with changes in the terms of service and privacy policy the social media giant announced back in 2016 to make it possible to link your WhatsApp account with your Facebook identity, despite claiming it would be impossible to reliably accomplish this two years earlier in 2014. The Commission further claims that – contrary to what Facebook stated…

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