Tag: "Instagram"


FTC Takes on Facebook in an Attempt to Break Up Its Monopoly 

December 9, 2020 | By Katherine Calligori

Embed from Getty Images Today the Federal Trade Commission, along with the attorneys general from 48 states and territories officially filed two antitrust lawsuits against Facebook. The FTC alleges the social media giant has systematically been engaging in anti-competitive practices. The lawsuit states, “After identifying two significant competitive threats to its dominant position—Instagram and WhatsApp—Facebook […]


Instagram Leaks Influencer Data

May 21, 2019 | By Sarah Madden

It was discovered that the Mumbai-based social media marketing firm Chtrbox leaked the private information of 49 million Instagram users recently. Chtrbox is a firm that hires social media influencers to promote products to their followers. The database seems to have been used to decide payments to “influencers” depending on the number of followers, shares […]