The French Competition Authority accepts commitments from a social media platform to remedy competition concerns over a refusal to provide access to a marketing tool (Meta)

On 16 June 2022, the French Competition Authority (“FCA”) announced that it accepted Meta’s commitments related to practices that would have raise competition concerns in the French market for non-search related online advertising. This clarifies the conditions of access to Meta’s partnership program, as well as ensuring that Meta’s business teams are engaging in appropriate market behaviours. Background In 2019, following a complaint from a French online advertising company, the French Competition Authority (“FCA”) started an investigation against Meta (formerly Facebook) regarding several practices that could affect competition conditions, on the one hand, between the various advertising intermediation service providers, and, on the other hand, between the

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Andreas Reindl, Barbara Monti, The French Competition Authority accepts commitments from a social media platform to remedy competition concerns over a refusal to provide access to a marketing tool (Meta), 16 June 2022, e-Competitions June 2022, Art. N° 107663

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