Apple, Facebook, TikTok among six firms facing stricter EU rules


The world’s biggest digital giants — including Apple, Facebook owner Meta and TikTok parent ByteDance — will face the toughest ever EU curbs on how they do business, according to a list published Wednesday.

The European Commission, the EU’s powerful antitrust body, named 22 “core platform” services belonging to six US tech behemoths — Google parent Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Meta, Microsoft — and China’s ByteDance.

The services included Apple’s App Store; Meta’s Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp; Google’s YouTube video platform and Chrome browser, as well as Apple’s Safari.


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