This one has creep factor all over it. Meta, aka Facebook, aka Instagram, aka Whatsapp, is fighting the FTC again. This time, the FTC is trying to make new restrictions on the monetization of data of youth. This has been an ongoing issue, but how Meta is moving these days is to claim that it is government overreach to prevent facial recognition of minors. The FTC claims that Meta has been violating terms of a 2020 $5 billion privacy settlement. The courts already allowed the Federal Trade Commission to perform reviews, restrict monetization, and protect youth, so I’m not quite sure what Meta is hoping will happen next.

Meta is striking back against recently-imposed FTC sanctions that block the company from monetizing the data of children. This is the second attempt by Meta to stop these sanctions.