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U.S. Gets ‘Second Time Lucky’ in Reviving Facebook Monopoly Case

  • Federal judge denies Facebook motion to dismiss complaint
  • FTC filed revised complaint after court initially tossed case
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Meta Platforms Inc.’s Facebook must face the U.S. government’s monopoly lawsuit alleging that the company abused its dominance and should be broken up, a judge ruled.

U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in Washington Tuesday denied Facebook’s motion to dismiss the Federal Trade Commission’s revised antitrust complaint, which the agency refiled after the judge in June dismissed the case. Boasberg, who started his opinion by writing, “Second time lucky?,” said the FTC’s allegations are “are far more robust and detailed than before.”