The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and prosecutors General of 48 states jointly launched antitrust charges against Facebook in an attempt to reverse Facebook’s acquisitions of WhatsApp and instagram. In response, Facebook’s general counsel, Jennifer Newstead, responded with an article entitled “FTC and state attorney general’s litigation is historical revisionism.”. < / P > < p > Newstead’s main argument is that both acquisitions have brought better products to consumers – alluding to the standard of “harming consumers.”. The standard is also at the heart of the Justice Department case against Google. < / P > < p > “these deals are designed to provide better service to the people who use these two services, and we have certainly done so.” “FTC and states have not taken action for years, while at the same time, Facebook has invested billions of dollars and millions of hours in building instagram and WhatsApp into apps that users like today,” Facebook said < p > < p > Facebook also questioned the traceability of the split, saying regulators had ignored an important historical fact. Both acquisitions took place five years ago and both were approved by regulators at that time. < / P > < p > “regulators have correctly allowed transactions because they do not threaten competition.” “This lawsuit may lead to doubts and uncertainties about the U.S. government’s own M & A review process and whether M & a really depends on legal process decisions,” the article wrote < / P > < p > the article continues: “one of the most important facts in this case, and one that the Commission did not mention in its 53 page complaint, is that regulators approved these acquisitions many years ago. Now, the government’s desire to start all over again is a chilling warning to American companies that no acquisition is immutable. ” More Samsung devices can now run Android applications on PC through your phone