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Meta rejects having threatened to withdraw Facebook and Instagram from Europe

The company responsible for Facebook and Instagram, Meta, went public to deny that it had threatened to suspend social networks in Europe.

Meta rejects having threatened to withdraw Facebook and Instagram from Europe

Meta rejects having threatened to withdraw Facebook and Instagram from Europe

The technology company shared a new blog post in which it rejects having put this hypothesis, even with uncertainty regarding the management of user data.

It all started when an executive at Meta, Nick Clegg, shared a report with the US Securities and Exchange Commission in which he claimed that social networks could become unavailable in Europe if user data is required to be processed in the territory.

The hypothesis was met with an expressive “and what?” by the French government, which seems not to have been affected by the Meta ‘threat’.

Now, the technology company led by Mark Zuckerberg has decided to clarify that “it has no desire to leave Europe”.

“We want to see the fundamental rights of EU users protected, and we want the internet to continue to operate as it was intended: without friction, in compliance with applicable laws — but not confined by national borders,” the company said.

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