Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has reportedly testified at a Federal Trade Commission antitrust hearing this week. His virtual testimony went for two days, according to a Politico report Thursday.
“We are committed to cooperating with the US Federal Trade Commission’s inquiry and answering the questions the Agency may have,” a Facebook company spokesperson told CNET in an emailed statement.
The news comes after a report last month by The Wall Street Journal saidas part of a probe by the agency.
Facebook said last year that the FTC was investigating the company over antitrust matters. The FTC is reportedly looking into whether Facebook’s $1 billion purchase of Instagram and $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp were a strategy to stifle competition and maintain dominance.
Emails last month revealed thatprior to acquiring the social media platform. The emails were surfaced during an with the House judiciary’s antitrust subcommittee that saw not only Zuckerberg testify but also Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai.
The FTC didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.