Despite refiling, the Federal Trade Commission’s case against Facebook remains weak

Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed its amended antitrust complaint against Facebook. The amendment was needed because a federal judge dismissed the FTC’s first complaint, finding that the agency had failed “to plausibly establish . . . that Facebook has monopoly power in the market for Personal Social Networking (PSN) Services.” The judge allowed the FTC the opportunity to fix that deficiency. Based on the amended filing, the case will probably move forward, but it will be weak.

Read Dr. Jamison’s complete blog post at AEI.