Last Updated: November 16, 2023, 17:42 IST
STOCKHOLM/BRUSSELS: Meta on Wednesday appealed in opposition to “gatekeeper” designations for its Messenger and Marketplace platforms, the primary Big Tech firm to problem new European Union guidelines setting out dos and don’ts for the web companies.
As a part of its newest crackdown on Big Tech, the EU in September picked 22 “gatekeeper” companies, run by six of the world’s greatest tech corporations, to face new guidelines beneath the Digital Markets Act (DMA).
Meta’s Facebook, Instagram, Marketplace, and WhatsApp certified as gatekeepers beneath the DMA, which was designed to stage the taking part in discipline between Big Tech corporations and smaller rivals.
“This appeal seeks clarification on specific points of law regarding the designations of Messenger and Marketplace under the DMA,” a spokesman stated.
“It does not alter or detract from our firm commitment to complying with the DMA, and we will continue to work constructively with the European Commission to prepare for compliance.”
The firm stated it could not problem the designation for Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp.
Marketplace is a client to client service so it can not fall throughout the definition of a web based intermediation service and Messenger is solely a chat performance of Facebook, the corporate stated.
The DMA requires Microsoft, Apple, Alphabet’s Google, Amazon, Meta and ByteDance’s TikTok to permit third-party apps or app shops on their platforms and to make it simpler for customers to change from default apps to rivals.
EU antitrust regulators are investigating whether or not Microsoft’s Bing and Apple’s iMessage ought to adjust to the brand new guidelines.
Microsoft and Google have stated they won’t problem DMA designations, whereas sources count on TikTok to file a problem.
(This story has been edited by News18 employees and is revealed from a syndicated news company feed – Reuters)
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