The Government Sues to Break Up Facebook

FTC and 48 states want the social media giant to divest from Instagram and WhatsApp

A Lady Justice Statue holding the Facebook logo
The government wants Facebook to divest from Instagram and WhatsApp. Photo Illustration: Trent Joaquin; Source: Getty images

The Federal Trade Commission and 48 state attorneys general filed separate lawsuits against Facebook Wednesday, calling it an illegal monopoly that needs to be broken up.

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