The US District Court for the District of Columbia denies a Big Tech firm’s motion to dismiss the FTC lawsuit alleging an unlawful monopoly acquired through killer acquisitions and barring nascent competitors from their platform (Facebook)

Observations on the Court’s Rejection of Facebook’s Motion to Dismiss the FTC’s Amended Antitrust Complaint* The FTC filed an antitrust lawsuit against Facebook (now Meta Platforms Inc.). Judge James E. Boasberg dismissed it. The FTC then filed an amended complaint. And the same judge just denied Facebook’s motion to dismiss that complaint. The FTC alleges that Facebook has a longstanding monopoly in the market for personal social networking (PSN) services and that it unlawfully maintained that monopoly through (1) acquiring competitors and potential competitors; and (2) preventing apps that Facebook viewed as potential competitive threats from working with Facebook’s platform. The FTC’s first claim asserts that Facebook monopolized the market through (1), above—acquiring companies

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Jarod Bona, The US District Court for the District of Columbia denies a Big Tech firm’s motion to dismiss the FTC lawsuit alleging an unlawful monopoly acquired through killer acquisitions and barring nascent competitors from their platform (Facebook), 11 January 2022, e-Competitions January 2022, Art. N° 105844

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