Representatives of the Federal Trade Commission met in private on Thursday to discuss an investigation, while state attorneys general, led by New York Attorney General Letitia James, investigated the company for possible risks of violating competition regulations.
The deadline for prosecuting Fecebook could be changed, according to the publication, which specified that the general prosecutors are in the last stages of preparing the complaint.
Facebook, the Federal Trade Commission and the New York State Attorney General’s office were not available for immediate comment.
Facebook announced in August that CEO Mark Zuckerberg was interviewed during a hearing at the Federal Trade Commission as part of the government’s antitrust investigation against him.
Facebook is the subject of similar investigations by the Department of Justice and state attorneys general and previously announced that the investigations relate to acquisitions and business practices involving “social services, digital advertising and mobile or online applications.”
In July 2019, Facebook agreed to pay a record $ 5 billion fine for closing a separate Federal Trade Commission investigation into the company’s data privacy practices.