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As the US government is reconsidering what a monopoly means (and potentially breaking tech companies), Facebook is trying to change its behavior before the government forces it to change. For example they are backing off from potential acquisitions, including talks with video social network Houseparty, and further integrating previous acquisitions like Instagram and WhatsApp under a Facebook banner.
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“The combination of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp into the single largest communications platform in history is a clear attempt to evade effective antitrust enforcement by making it harder for the company to be broken up,” he said. “We need to hit the pause button.”