Tough Luck Zuck: Judge Rejects Facebook's Request to Dismiss FTC Antitrust Lawsuit

Tough Luck Zuck: Judge Rejects Facebook's Request to Dismiss FTC Antitrust Lawsuit


A federal judge has ruled that the FTC can move forward with its revised antitrust case against Facebook. The judge rejected Facebook’s request to dismiss the case, writing: “Although the agency may well face a tall task down the road in proving its allegations, the court believes that it has now cleared the pleading bar and may proceed to discovery.”

The Wall Street Journal reports that a federal judge has ruled that the FTC can proceed with its revised antitrust case against Facebook (now Meta Platforms Inc.) which alleges that the company is abusing its monopoly position in social media. The judge rejected Facebook’s request to dismiss the amended lawsuit.

Facebook co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

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