The Federal Trade Commission on Friday asked a federal judge to give more time to refill the anti-trust case against Facebook, the agency’s biggest test in keeping electricity in the hands of big technology.
U.S. for the District of Columbia. In filing in district court, the agency asked for a three-week term or until Aug Gust. 19, to rectify a claim denied by the court last month. The FTC said in its request that it had reached an agreement with Facebook on the proposed expansion.
Last month, Federal Court Judge James E. Bosberg rebuffed the main argument made by the FTC, saying the plaintiff had failed to provide sufficient persuasive facts to support the claim – Facebook has a monopoly on social networking. But the judge gave the FTC a 30-day window to file its claim.
This will be the first lawsuit filed by Leena Khan, the new chairman of the FTC, and Leena Khan, a critic of Facebook, Google and Amazon, who have advocated breaking the digital platform.