The German minister of Justice suggests that the merging of Instant Messaging services: Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram will lead to a “monopoly”. What’s interesting that all these services are owned by Facebook so why he sees a monopoly that will come, but not the monopoly which is already there?
The plan of Facebook to merge the applications leads to “serious questions about data protection and competition”, writes minister Katarina in Politico column.
According to her the combination to a monopoly. Germany will be “the European legislation to maintain” if Facebook continues with its plans.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirms that the company is considering to merge IM’s. The three apps may be merged together. The merge would also have to constantly switch between apps redundant. This year there it will not happen anyway.
“We are still early in the thinking about how the integration should work,” said Zuckerberg.