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Violation Tracker Current Parent Company Summary

Current Parent Company Name: Meta Platforms Inc.
Ownership Structure: publicly traded (ticker symbol Nasdaq: FB)
Headquartered in: California
Major Industry: information technology
Specific Industry: internet services
Penalty total since 2000$5,878,708,654
Number of records: 11
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
consumer-protection-related offenses$5,762,565,0546
financial offenses$100,000,0001
employment-related offenses$15,900,0002
miscellaneous offenses$238,0001
safety-related offenses$5,6001
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
privacy violation$5,760,000,0004
investor protection violation$100,000,0001
work visa violations$14,250,0001
discriminatory practices (non-employment)$2,565,0542
wage and hour violation$1,650,0001
Notes: Parent-subsidiary linkages are based on relationships current as of the latest revision listed in the Update Log, which may vary from what was the case when a violation occurred. The penalty totals are adjusted to account for the fact that the individual entries below may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. The totals are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

Links: Subsidy Tracker data on financial assistance to this company by federal, state and local government agencies can be found here.

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CompanyPrimary Offense TypeYearAgencyPenalty Amount sort icon
FACEBOOK, INC.workplace safety or health violation2012OSHA$5,600
Meta Platforms Inc.discriminatory practices (non-employment)2022DOJ_RIGHTS$115,054
Facebookcampaign finance violation2018WA-AG$238,000
Facebook, Inc.wage and hour violation2020private lawsuit-federal$1,650,000
Facebook, Inc.discriminatory practices (non-employment)2019private lawsuit-federal$2,450,000
Facebookwork visa violations2021DOJ_RIGHTS$14,250,000
Facebook, Inc.privacy violation2013private lawsuit-federal$20,000,000
Facebookprivacy violation2022private lawsuit-federal$90,000,000
Facebook Inc.investor protection violation2019SEC$100,000,000
Facebookprivacy violation2021private lawsuit-federal$650,000,000
Facebook, Inc.privacy violation2019FTC$5,000,000,000
(*): Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting.