US Federal Trade Commission fights for Facebook to sell Instagram

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In a bid to make Instagram independent again, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is renewing an antitrust lawsuit against Facebook. The FTC argues that the social media giant has an illegal monopoly on social media and should be forced to sell Instagram and Whatsapp. 

The FTC first filed an antitrust case against Facebook in December 2020. The case was thrown out by a federal judge who believed the prosecutors failed to prove that Facebook had done anything illegal.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.