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EC fines Facebook €110m over 'misleading' WhatsApp deal

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Thursday 18 May 17

Social network claimed it would be unable to automatically link Facebook accounts to WhatsApp users, then did it anyway.

The European Commission on Thursday fined Facebook €110 million for providing misleading information pertaining to its $19 billion (17.08 billion) acquisition of WhatsApp in 2014.   "Today's decision sends a clear signal to companies that they must comply with all aspects of EU merger rules…

The European Commission on Thursday fined Facebook €110 million for providing misleading information pertaining to its $19 billion (17.08 billion) acquisition of WhatsApp in 2014.   "Today's decision sends a clear signal to companies that they must comply with all aspects of EU merger rules…

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