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Comment: US Facebook lawsuits surpass anything EU has tried against Big Tech

By Michael Acton and Khushita Vasant
  • 10 Dec 2020 17:06
  • 11 Dec 2020 02:58
Facebook says its goal is to “bring the world closer together.” It appears to be succeeding.

When the FTC and 48 US state and territorial attorneys-general took the tech giant to court yesterday for monopoly abuses, it signaled the end of an era.

No longer can it be said that the EU cracks

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Michael Acton

Senior Correspondent


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.

Khushita Vasant

Chief Antitrust Correspondent, US


Khushita covers US antitrust enforcement and litigation for MLex. A former Brussels hand, she wrote about about antitrust & mergers for the Policy and Regulatory Report (PaRR), she has covered the EU's actions against Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon to name a few. Khushita specialises in tech and patent policy coverage which featured in the Concurrences Antitrust Writing Awards. Previously as a financial journalist for The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires, she wrote about monetary policy and the bond and currency markets. Khushita studied journalism at Mumbai University, and received an Erasmus Mundus scholarship for a masters from universities in Germany and Austria.

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