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The original, redacted lawsuit, filed in December 2021, accused Google of “anti-competitive conduct” and of teaming up with the social networking giant. But the unredacted version offers details on the involvement of Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in approving the deal. Facebook has since renamed itself Meta.Why are ten states filing a lawsuit against Google?
Ten states filed an antitrust suit against Google Wednesday, accusing the search giant of running an illegal digital-advertising monopoly and enlisting rival Facebook Inc. in an alleged deal to rig ad auctions.What happens if the government’s case against Facebook is revised?
If a revised lawsuit is accepted, the government’s case against Facebook will take years to work its way through federal court, and any appeal could stretch on even longer. It’s not the only major antitrust lawsuit in the headlines: Google parent Alphabet is facing its own FTC action.What is the Facebook antitrust lawsuit?
In December 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and 46 states sued Facebook, accusing the firm of buying up competitors—chiefly WhatsApp and Instagram—to liquidate competition in the social media industry. The FTC antitrust lawsuit aimed to force Facebook to unwind these two major acquisitions.