The New York Times reports that Meta is considering a paid subscription to its social media products, an attempt by the company to quell concerns by the EU around data privacy and ads.
The company has been fighting with the EU and other European regulators around alleged privacy violations.
Ireland’s Data Protection Commission fined Meta $1.3 billion for transferring data of European users to the US, a violation of GDPR.The US and the EU signed a data transfer agreement in July, easing restrictions on social media platforms.
Meta could let users pay for Facebook and Instagram to avoid ads in their feeds, at least in Europe.
Ads may be part of the reason why Europeans are paying for-and blocking ads on -social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter