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Why does US want to tear Facebook apart? RT’s Boom Bust has the answer

Facebook is facing a major antitrust challenge over WhatsApp and Instagram ownership, with 46 state attorneys-general alongside the Federal Trade Commission filing lawsuits against the technology giant.

The claims that the acquisition of the messenger and the photo-and-video sharing social network violated antitrust law come years after the deals were done. Facebook bought Instagram and WhatsApp in 2012 and 2014 respectively.

READ MORE: Facebook faces TWO antitrust lawsuits, as FTC and 48 US states & territories mount parallel challenges

Boom Bust host Sara Montes de Oca discusses this legal move with co-host Ben Swann to explore whether the US lawmakers succeed in their latest attempt to make the US technology major less controlling and influential.

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