EU Accuses Facebook/Meta of Antitrust Breaches by Distorting Advertising Market

Dec 19, 2022 | Political News

LONDON (AP) – The European Union on Monday accused Facebook parent Meta of breaching the bloc’s antitrust rules by distorting competition in the online classified ads business.

The bloc’s executive commission said Monday that it “takes issue” with the tech company tying its online classified ad business, Facebook Marketplace, to Facebook.

That means Facebook users automatically have access to Marketplace “whether they want it or not,” the European Commission said.