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Comment: Meta-Within battle isn’t over despite rejection of US FTC challenge

By Michael Acton
  • 01 Feb 2023 17:58
  • 01 Feb 2023 18:15
The challenge to Meta’s acquisition of virtual reality company Within has been rejected in US federal court, but the deal apparently can’t close quite yet.
District Judge Edward Davila, in a sealed order just before midnight last night, rejected the US Federal Trade Commission’s challenge. The rejection, first reported by

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Michael Acton

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Michael is a senior correspondent for MLex in San Francisco, where he moved in 2020 after working in our Brussels bureau. Before joining MLex, he reported on EU politics as the Financial Times’ Nico Colchester Fellow in Brussels. Michael has a degree in International Relations and Politics from the University of Cambridge, and a degree in History and French from University College London and Paris IV Sorbonne.

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