Judge Says F.T.C. Complaint Against Facebook Lacks Facts

WASHINGTON — A federal court docket threw out the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust grievance towards Facebook on Monday, dealing a serious setback to the government’s push to interrupt up the social media big.

The grievance the Federal Trade Commission filed in December was inadequate and failed to supply sufficient info to again its claims that Facebook had a monopoly over private social networking, a decide for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia wrote in an 53-page opinion.

The decide, James E. Boasberg, mentioned that the case was not dismissed. But he mentioned that the company wanted to refile the grievance inside 30 days.

A spokeswoman for the F.T.C. and a spokesman for Facebook didn’t instantly have a remark.

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