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US seeks more time to refile Facebook antitrust case

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Washington (AFP) – US antitrust enforcers have asked a federal court for extra time in refiling a monopoly abuse case against Facebook which could roll back its acquisition of Instagram and WhatsApp, but was thrown out last month. The Federal Trade Commission said Facebook did not oppose the request to extend the filing deadline by some three weeks until August 19, according to a filing in court Friday and posted online Monday. The extension gives the FTC time to revise its argument in the case. Last month, Judge James Boasberg of the US District Court of Washington, DC, said in a 53-page opin…

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