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Forty-eight U.S. states have appealed to a judge to resume antitrust litigation

via:凤凰网科技     time:2022/1/15 13:03:03     readed:52


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Ifengnet Science and Technology news Beijing time on January 5,A coalition of 48 U.S. state attorneys general filed an appeal Friday seeking to break up Facebook parent Company Meta again.

In a 99-page summary of the appeal, the state attorneys general said judges James & Middot; E· James E. Boasberg, the chief executive of Facebook, was wrong to dismiss the antitrust case against Facebook last June. Mr Boasberg ruled at the time that us states had waited too long to challenge Facebook's acquisitions of Instagram in 2012 and WhatsApp in 2014.

The central allegation of the plaintiffs is that,Facebook has acquired competitors in predatory ways, notably Instagram and WhatsApp, in order to crush competition.They also argue that Facebook has harmed competitors like Vine by blocking their access to data and tools on its platform. The attorneys general said the move also harmed consumers by depriving them of competing and alternative services on social networks.

Mr Boasberg had earlier denied Facebook's motion to dismiss the federal Trade Commission's revised antitrust suit, ruling that the company must face the case. (Author/Xiao Yu)

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