The US Federal trade Commission (FTC) has completed its own investigation into Facebook and is in talks with the Corporation about the amount of the fine that would help the social network avoid litigation. According to the Washington Post, citing its own sources, we can talk about a fine of several billion dollars, which will be the largest in the history of the FTC monetary penalty against technology companies. At the moment, the most severe punishment by the trade Commission suffered Google, fined in 2012 for $22.5 million.
The FTC launched an investigation into Facebook last March. It is connected with the leakage of personal data of 87 million users of the social network, who were at the disposal of the analytical company Cambridge Analytica, which collaborated with the election headquarters of Donald Trump and used these data to influence the choice of Americans in 2016.