The FTC on Friday asked a federal judge to give it more time to re-submit. antitrust lawsuit against Facebook, which is the agency’s biggest test in harnessing the power of big technology.
In filing an application with the US District Court for the District of Columbia, the agency requested an extension of three weeks or until August 19 to make the amendments. lawsuit dismissed last month… The FTC said in its request that it reached an agreement with Facebook on the proposed extension.
Last month, Federal Court Judge James E. Boasberg denied the main argument of the FTC, saying that prosecutors did not provide enough convincing evidence to back up the claim that Facebook has a monopoly on social media. But the judge gave the FTC a 30-day period to reconsider the claim.
The new lawsuit will be the first serious lawsuit by Lina Khan, the new FTC chairman and critic of Facebook, Google and Amazon, who advocated the separation of digital platforms.