Facebook Must Be Broken Up, The US Government Says In A Groundbreaking Lawsuit

(CNN Business) Dozens of states and the federal government sued Facebook (FB) on Wednesday in twin antitrust lawsuits, alleging that the social media giant has abused its dominance in the digital marketplace and engaged in anticompetitive behavior.The Federal Trade Commission, in particular, is seeking a permanent injunction in federal court that could, among other things, require the company to divest assets, including Instagram and WhatsApp, effectively breaking up Facebook as we know it. The states are also calling for the company to be broken up, if necessary.

Facebook antitrust lawsuit: Dozens of states and the FTC sue company for alleged anticompetitive behavior – CNN

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