Facebook reportedly considering antitrust lawsuit against Apple

Facebook is reportedly considering a lawsuit against Apple as tensions escalate between the two Silicon Valley Giants.

Facebook has been preparing an antitrust lawsuit against Apple that would allege the company abused its market power by forcing app developers to follow App Store rules that Apple’s own apps do not have to follow, The Information first reported Thursday, citing unnamed sources. The New York Times also reported that Facebook is contemplating the lawsuit.

A spokesperson for Facebook said the company will not comment on “suit speculation,” but doubled down on accusations that Apple is behaving anti-competitively amid the impending launch of the app tracking feature.

The CEOs of the two companies ramped up attacks leveled against each other this week, focused largely on Apple’s impending launch of an App Tracking Transparency feature that will limit the reach of targeted ads.