Tech Talk With Sean Burch and Alex Kantrowitz: The Looming Antitrust Case Against Facebook | PRO Video

Sean Burch
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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.) Tech Talk also explores this week’s Congressional hearing on the spread of misinformation, featuring Twitter chief Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Will this hearing finally lead to new tech regulation? Or is it once again merely a platform for our elected leaders to talk tough about Silicon Valley? The guys debate how it all played out. But first, here’s a part of our conversation on Facebook. Also Read: How Much Is Cinemark Giving Up by Allowing Universal Films to Stream Sooner? Sean: Can I have you lay out what the case against Facebook and Instagram would be? Alex: I expect it to come within the...

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