Meta Loses Bid to Dismiss FTC Antitrust Complaint

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The Facts

  • A federal court has ruled that the Federal Trade Commission's antitrust suit against Meta can move forward.

  • The case charges Meta with the attempted monopolizing of social media.

The Spin

Establishment-critical narrative

Tackling Meta's 'buy or bury' strategy is a major step forward for regulators battling the power of tech giants to harm consumers.

Pro-establishment narrative

The FTC's claims ignore the reality of social media competition; the lawsuit could create a bad investment environment.

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