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The USA-FTC boss is not opposed to the digital giants



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August Gust 14 (Reuters) – The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is ready to tackle past mergers and eliminate a major technology platform if needed, its president, Jim Simmons, said in an interview released Tuesday by the agency. Bloomberg.

Delegating the group is not easy, he said, but it can be a worthwhile solution to bring the dominant groups back into pride and establish competition restoration, he said.

The FTC is currently conducting a comprehensive review to see if big digital players like Facebook are disrupting the competition.

Reuters has not received comment from the FTC following Simmons' statements.

Digital giants are raising suspicion in the United States and elsewhere in the world, lawmakers, consumer boards and their competitors believe they have a lot of power due to the loss of public and competition.

Bloomberg also reported on Tuesday, citing people with information about the situation, that Facebook used external providers to transcribe audio deo recordings made by users of one of its applications.

Bloomberg said Facebook has confirmed the information and said the practice is no longer underway. He said external users were responsible for checking the accuracy of artificial intelligence retransmissions when messenger application users requested this function.

US The firm did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters. (Edited by Ismail Shakil and Nivedita Blue in Bangalore, by Waronik Tyson, Jean Terzian for French service)


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