Should Facebook be broken up?
Regulators could soon be asking that very question. As Alex Kantrowitz, author of the Big Technology newsletter, recently reported, the FTC is weighing an antitrust case against Facebook. The New York Times and The Washington Post followed up on Thursday, reporting federal officials were moving closer to suing Facebook, claiming the company had built a social media monopoly.
On this week’s episode of Tech Talk, Kantrowitz and TheWrap’s Sean Burch discussed the government’s potential case against Facebook. (Hint: Facebook’s 2012 acquisition of Instagram could play a key role.)