Facebook Antitrust Lawsuit: Federal Court Dismisses

Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg affirms at a Home Financial Providers Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., October 23, 2019. (Erin Scott/Reuters)

A D.C. federal court on Monday dismissed the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust suit versus Facebook.

Judge James E. Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia gave Facebook’s movement to dismiss the suit. The FTC had actually declared that Facebook took part in “anticompetitive conduct” through its acquisition of messaging app WhatsApp and social-media app Instagram.

“The Court will grant Facebook’s Motion to Dismiss, but it will dismiss without prejudice only the Complaint, not the case,” Boasberg composed in his viewpoint. “The Court will also grant leave to amend and order [the FTC] to file any amended Complaint within thirty days.”

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Zachary Evans is a news author for National Evaluation Online. He is a veteran of the Israeli Defense Forces and a qualified violist.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.