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Breaking Up the Facebook Monopoly; 46 States and the FTC File an Antitrust Lawsuit

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The FTC and 46 states are investigating Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram and Whatsapp. The question is whether the driving motivation for Facebook’s decision to acquire these companies was to harm competition or strengthen the quality of its products and services. Here’s what the debate looks like.

The FTC’s Antitrust Investigation of Facebook, Explained

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The FTC is investigating Facebook’s acquisition of WeChat and Instagram for antitrust behaviour. The question is what was motivating the acquisition: Improving your products or eliminating an enemy.