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FTC looking at Facebook acquisitions in competition probe - report

Friday 2 August 2019 | 11:05 CET | News

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The Federal Trade Commission is examining Facebook's acquisitions as part of its antitrust investigation into the social-media giant, seeking to determine if they were part of a campaign to snap up potential rivals to head off competitive threats, people familiar with the matter told the Wall Street Journal.

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Categories: Internet / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Facebook
Countries: United States
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