“We submitted this notice of appeal because we disagree with the court’s decision and must hold Facebook accountable for stifling competition, reducing innovation, and reducing privacy protection,” said New York Attorney General Leticia James. “We can no longer allow Facebook to profit from the use of consumer data.”
The lawsuit was filed in December last year, accusing Facebook of acquiring and Judge James E. Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that too much time has passed since the merger was approved.
On the same day, he dismissed the AG lawsuit, and Boasberg filed a similar case with the Federal Trade Commission. The agency is expected to file a revised lawsuit next month.
The FTC lawsuit was originally filed in December last year, when Joseph Simons, appointed by the Trump administration, led the agency. Big Tech critic Lina Khan is . Facebook has Make her avoid the antitrust decision involving the company.
Facebook disputed both lawsuits, claiming that most of the evidence in the case was submitted to the FTC before buying Instagram and WhatsApp. It also claims that it has no monopoly, partly because of competition from Snap and Twitter, as well as messaging apps.
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