Bloomberg Law
Aug. 20, 2021, 5:14 PMUpdated: Aug. 20, 2021, 5:53 PM

Facebook Haunted by Privacy Issues as FTC Ups Antitrust Case (1)

Siri Bulusu
Siri Bulusu

The 2018 Cambridge Analytica data scandal and other specific examples of Facebook Inc.'s market power put the FTC’s once-tossed case against the social media giant on firmer ground, attorneys say.

The Federal Trade Commission, which filed an amended complaint Thursday, doubled down on its allegations that Facebook committed antitrust violations when it acquired WhatsApp and Instagram.

Increased advertising prices and a decadelong list of privacy violations are proof that Facebook is so settled in its top spot among social media companies that it can harm its users without losing them, the agency said.

The FTC’s addition of extra detail and ...

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