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New York Attorney General On Her Lawsuit To Break Up Facebook

Logos of US social networks Facebook, Instagram and mobile messaging service WhatsApp on the screens of a smartphone and a tablet. (Lionel Bonaventure/AFP via Getty Images)
Logos of US social networks Facebook, Instagram and mobile messaging service WhatsApp on the screens of a smartphone and a tablet. (Lionel Bonaventure/AFP via Getty Images)

The Federal Trade Commission and 48 attorneys general are suing Facebook, accusing the company of illegally maintaining a social media monopoly. Their cases seek to break up Facebook’s media and advertising empire by forcing it to spin off or sell two of its highest-profile acquisitions, Instagram and WhatsApp.

Here & Now‘s Tonya Mosley speaks with New York Attorney General Letitia James.

Editor’s Note: Facebook is a financial supporter of NPR.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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