FTC can proceed with antitrust claims against Facebook

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In a blow to Facebook, a federal judge has rejected the company's request to throw out antitrust claims brought by the Federal Trade Commission.

“The FTC has plausibly alleged that Facebook maintained a dominant share of the U.S. personal-social-networking market since 2011,” U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg in Washington, D.C. said in a 48-page opinion issued Tuesday.

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