Project Voldemort: Instagram reportedly threatened 'verified' status of influencers who shared Snapchat links
Facebook's rivals are spilling the tea to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) about the social media giant's hardball tactics.
A story in Monday's Wall Street Journal outlines Snapchat's anger and frustration over how Facebook allegedly tried to suppress competition. It was so bad, Snap named an internal document listing its Facebook-related grievances as "Project Voldemort."
Perhaps the pettiest example of Facebook attempting to squash Snap is the claim that Instagram reps went so far as to pressure many of the platform's influencers to stop posting Snapchat content on their Instagram feed — and some were threatened with losing their oh-so-coveted "verified" status if they kept it up. Read more...More about Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Antitrust, and Tech