The FTC (Federal Trade Commission), an American regulator that is tightening regulations on major IT companies called GAFA, has filed a lawsuit against the IT giant Facebook again on suspicion of violating the antitrust law, which is Japan's antitrust law. Did.

In December last year, FTC said it hindered fair competition by acquiring companies such as Instagram, a photo and video posting app that could compete, so that Facebook would not threaten its monopoly position. , Filed a lawsuit in the federal district court in Washington, DC, on suspicion of violating antitrust laws.



However, in June, the court dismissed the complaint, saying that Facebook had insufficient legal grounds to show that it had a monopoly on the SNS market, and demanded that the content of the complaint be revised as necessary. rice field.



On the 19th, when the deadline for re-appeal was reached, the FTC filed an 80-page complaint with the court, nearly 30 pages more than the original complaint, and filed a re-appeal procedure.



The new complaint adds that as of 2011, Facebook users accounted for at least 65% of monthly social networking users in the United States.



Facebook has called for the FTC chairman Lina Khan to be removed from the investigation because it has criticized IT giants and may not be conducted in a fair proceeding, but the FTC will continue to do so. Will continue to be involved in investigations and proceedings.

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