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Facebook Expects to Pay Up to $5 Billion Fine to FTC

Facebook Expects to Pay Up to $5 Billion Fine to FTC

A new report from the New York Times reveals that Facebook has set aside $3 billion in anticipation of a fine from the FTC of up to $5 billion.

Facebook Made the Disclosure in Quarterly Financial Report

The New York Timesreported this afternoon that Facebook had set aside about $3 billion in anticipation of a major fine from the US Federal Trade Commission, possibly as much as $5 billion, which would make it the largest fine ever levied against a tech company.

The New York Time’sMike Isaac broke the news over Twitter this afternoon.

Facebook expecting to be hit with an FTC settlement charge that could be as high as $3-5 BILLION bucks

story coming

— rat king (@MikeIsaac) April 24, 2019

no agreement has been reached but the company set aside $3 billion this quarter which impacted its financial earnings statement, out this afternoon

— rat king (@MikeIsaac) April 24, 2019

the numbers looked messed up — about half of what investors expected — b/c of the financial penalty preparation set aside and it's in GAAP. otherwise would have been a big beat.

— rat king (@MikeIsaac) April 24, 2019

FB stock up 5 percent on this news which is funny

assume investors are aware that 3-5 billion bucks is....not a lot of money to facebook when they mint about $15 billion per *quarter*

this probably alleviates some investor anxiety around regulatory action pic.twitter.com/7rYnlZ1MU5

— rat king (@MikeIsaac) April 24, 2019

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— rat king (@MikeIsaac) April 24, 2019


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