Facebook became the latest American technology company to face antitrust hurdles in Europe after the German Federal Cartel Office (Bundeskartellamt), a competition authority, opened an investigation into whether Facebook Inc., USA, Facebook Ireland Limited and Facebook Germany GmbH abused their alleged dominant position in social networking by violating data protection laws.
Earlier this month, a judge from the Northern District of California allowed a putative class action suit to proceed against Facebook.
News broke a few days ago on Gizmodo that former Facebook workers allegedly suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers from the social network’s “Trending Topics” section.
A federal district court in California recently rejected Facebook’s request to dismiss a class action lawsuit related to Facebook’s biometric facial recognition database.
There’s been plenty of buzz this week about Facebook’s reported “censoring” of conservative news and sites in their trending news section. And apparently that buzz has reached Capitol Hill.
Facebook, Inc. (“Facebook”) recently filed a motion to dismiss class action claims alleging that Facebook sent unsolicited text messages to users containing birthday announcements in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”).
On April 25, 2016, Facebook Inc. (Facebook) pled with a California federal judge, asking that the court dismiss the claims filed against the social media giant for its alleged Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) violations.
With the new features announced at Facebook’s annual developer conference earlier this month, it is clear that Facebook is becoming much more business-friendly.
Every year, Facebook holds an annual developer conference to roll out new products and features.