The Phhhoto app sues Facebook, claiming it crashed their business
Phhhoto has filed an antitrust complaint against Facebook, claiming he cloned his app and ruined his business.
New York, New York – As Facebook Inc. fights a monopoly pursuit Indicted by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), another difficult situation strikes the company as photo app Phhhoto files an antitrust complaint against the technology giant claiming he cloned his app and ruined his business.
Champ Bennett, Omar Elsayed, and Russell Armand founded the Phhhoto app in 2014, and Mark Zuckerberg was one of its first users.
The trio claim that Zuckerberg not only downloaded the app, but also used it to click on a photo in burst mode and posted it. They claimed that the app also had other Facebook executives on their list.
The lawsuit claims that Facebook and Instagram created a clone that does the same job, then used market share to get the other app to fall behind.
According to the New York Times, a spokesperson for Meta denied the allegations and said, “This lawsuit is without merit and we will defend ourselves vigorously.”
The lawsuit also explained how Facebook executive Bryan Hurren tagged Phhhoto for an integration proposal that had never happened and that suddenly the app, which was already integrated with Instagram, was removed from Instagram.
The costume claims: “Hurren explained that Instagram was apparently upset that Phhhoto was increasing the number of users through his relationship with Instagram.”
Because of this, the app shut down in 2017 and the lawsuits put all the blame on the social media mogul.
“The actions of Facebook and Instagram destroyed Phhhoto as a viable business and ruined the company’s investment prospects.”