‘Second time lucky?’ Federal judge rules FTC’s case against Facebook can move forward

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‘Second time lucky?’ Federal judge rules FTC’s case against Facebook can move forward

The revised complaint included enough facts to “plausibly establish” that Facebook has a monopoly in personal social networking, referring to services that allow people to maintain relationships with family and friends online, Boasberg said. It also overcame the deficiencies of the first complaint by “adequately” alleging that barriers to entry protected that dominance, and by demonstrating that Facebook maintained its monopoly power through “anticompetitive conduct — specifically, the acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp,” Boasberg wrote.

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Author: Cat Zakrzewski