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‘It’s Hard to Prove’: Why Antitrust Suits Against Facebook Face Hurdles

Who Wants to Undo Facebook? The F.T.C. and more than 40 states!

The tricky thing is that the government had given Facebook permission to buy Instagram and WhatsApp in 2012 and 2014. Facebook’s argument is that it’s unfair for government officials to try a do-over now, and that Facebook made Instagram and WhatsApp better than they could have been on their own.


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