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ByteDance, Telegram, Tencent hold information ‘critical’ to Meta’s defenses in FTC monopoly suit, US court told

Meta is asking a US court for help in obtaining documents from foreign-based companies ByteDance, Telegram and Tencent, saying they possess information “critical to its defenses” in a federal monopoly lawsuit.

The US Federal Trade Commission sued Meta, then Facebook, in December 2020 for allegedly illegally extending its social media monopoly through

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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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