FTC says Facebook ‘bought and buried’ rivals in renewed antitrust fight

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission refreshed its antitrust case against Facebook on Thursday, adding more detail on the accusation the social media company crushed or bought rivals and once again asking a judge to force the social media giant to sell Instagram and WhatsApp.

At 80 pages, the new complaint is significantly longer than the original one and includes additional data intended to support the FTC’s contention that Facebook is a monopolist. An expanded portion of the complaint argues that Facebook dominates the U.S. personal social networking market with more than 65% of monthly active users since 2012.

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