Antitrust Antitrust

LinkedIn faces social network monopoly lawsuit from Premium subscribers

By Michael Acton
  • 13 Jan 2022 17:56
  • 13 Jan 2022 20:38
LinkedIn illegally monopolized the professional social networking market, according to a lawsuit filed in California federal court today.

The lawsuit claims that LinkedIn pushed up prices by tacitly dividing up markets with Facebook and blocking competitors from accessing public user data, and that it makes access to its Premium service conditional

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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.

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