Hawley Calls to Unwind Facebook Mergers with Instagram, WhatsApp

Wednesday, December 09, 2020

Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) voiced his support for the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) announcement that it will launch an antitrust lawsuit against Facebook to seek the divestiture of Instagram and WhatsApp from the powerful tech giant. This comes as 46 state attorneys general announced today that they are launching a similar lawsuit of their own.

In September 2019, Senator Hawley challenged Mark Zuckerberg to sell Instagram and WhatsApp during a private meeting.