Meta Breakup

Facebook can only dodge legal ramifications for the way they run their business for so long. The more they acquire companies, the more they try to hoover up people’s data, the more they think they can get away with anything, the bigger chances they’ll run afoul of the law. The FTC has been granted permission to force Facebook Meta to sell Instagram and WhatsApp.

Judge James Boasberg ruled that the FTC can proceed with a bid to force Facebook, now Meta, to sell its subsidiaries WhatsApp and Instagram. Meta asked for the lawsuit to be dismissed in December, Reuters reported, but Boasberg rejected this appeal on Tuesday. The FTC filed a similar lawsuit, which was rejected by Boasberg in June 2021. Boasberg said the FTC had failed to provide enough evidence that Facebook was a monopoly.

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Apparently with this second go-’round by the FTC, they presented more evidence to prove their case of Meta’s monopoly status. Of course, Meta will continue to fight this case, so it remains to be seen if there will be any actual action taken over time to make this happen.

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