Facebook accused of antitrust violations

The U.S. government and 48 state attorneys general filed wide-ranging antitrust lawsuits against Facebook on Wednesday, alleging the tech giant relied on illegal, anticompetitive tactics to buy, bully or kill its rivals and become the most powerful social networking site in the world.

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slate.com Tech Dec 09, 2020, Wednesday
Facebook has been trying to make a breakup impossible for years.
The company has been preparing for war with the U.S. government for years.
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washingtonpost.com Bussiness Dec 09, 2020, Wednesday
Facebook’s dominance has hurt innovation, antitrust regulators say - The Washington Post
Facebook hasn’t kept its promises of independence to WhatsApp and Instagram.
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wsj.com Tech Dec 09, 2020, Wednesday
Facebook Hit With Antitrust Lawsuits by FTC, State Attorneys General - WSJ
The Federal Trade Commission and a bipartisan group of state attorneys general brought broad antitrust allegations against the social-media giant, accusing it of a yearslong campaign to buy up or freeze out potential rivals.
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bloomberg.com Bussiness Dec 09, 2020, Wednesday
Facebook (FB) Hit With U.S. Antitrust Suit, Accused of Abusing Monopoly Power - Bloomberg
Facebook Inc. was sued by U.S. antitrust officials and a coalition of states that want to break up the company by unwinding its acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp, deals the government says were part of a campaign to illegally crush competition.
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apnews.com Tech Dec 09, 2020, Wednesday
US govt, states sue Facebook for 'predatory' conduct
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government and 48 states and districts sued Facebook Wednesday, accusing it of abusing its market power in social networking to crush smaller competitors and seeking remedies that could include a forced spinoff of the social network’s Instagram and WhatsApp messaging services.
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