Antitrust Antitrust

Facebook hit by antitrust suits from FTC and 48 attorneys general (correct*)

By Michael Acton and Khushita Vasant
  • 09 Dec 2020 14:21
  • 09 Dec 2020 18:38
Facebook is the target of twin antitrust suits filed today by the Federal Trade Commission and 48 bipartisan attorneys general led by the state of New York.
The company is accused of illegally extending its social media monopoly through a series of anticompetitive acquisitions and exclusionary strategies.

New York Attorney

To view the latest version of this document and thousands of others like it, sign-in to MLex or register for a free trial.

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.

Discover MLex

Stay on top of global regulatory developments

Latest News