Lessons to be learned from Facebooks WhatsApp deal, French watchdog says
Sunday, January 19, 2020, 12:34 PM
Facebook's $22-billion buyout of WhatsApp six years ago should have been blocked, the boss of France's antitrust watchdog, which is set to help review EU rules, has told Reuters. "Clearly, deals such as the Facebook/WhatsApp merger should probably not have been allowed," Isabelle de Silva said in an interview. "This is what allows players like Facebook and Google to create their value today."