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Meta-Within case saw 'potential competition' theories validated, Kanter says

By Michael Acton
  • 10 Apr 2023 21:50
  • 10 Apr 2023 21:50
Meta Platforms’ acquisition of VR app developer Within was given the green light by a federal judge, but the US Federal Trade Commission’s challenge resulted in an opinion that validated some key theories of harm in vertical deals, the DOJ’s antitrust chief said today.
Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter was

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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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