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Tough Luck Zuck: Judge Rejects Facebook’s Request to Dismiss FTC Antitrust Lawsuit

A federal judge has ruled that the FTC can move forward with its revised antitrust case against Facebook. The judge rejected Facebook’s request to dismiss the case, writing: “Although the agency may well face a tall task down the road in proving its allegations, the court believes that it has now cleared the pleading bar and may proceed to discovery.”

Mark Zuckerberg looking perturbed

Radical Censor Nominated for Biden’s FTC: Alvaro Bedoya Attacked Breitbart, Wants Fox News Blacklisted, Smeared Blackburn, Hyped CRT

Alvaro Bedoya, the far-left academic that the Biden administration has nominated to be a commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), previously sat on the board of an organization that called for an advertiser boycott of the Fox News Channel, condemned Breitbart News, and called Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) a “swamp dweller.”

Alvaro Bedoya is up for FTC

Far Left FTC Nominee Bedoya Threatens to ‘Police Big Tech’

At a time when the Biden administration is demanding more tech censorship from Silicon Valley companies, its radical, far-left nominee to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Alvaro Bodeya, has told Senators that he will extensively use the Commission’s vast rulemaking powers to “police Big Tech.”

Biden's nominee for the FTC, Alvaro Bedoya

Biden Pushes Pro-Censorship Partisan Leftist Gigi Sohn for FCC Commissioner

The Biden administration is determined to appoint partisan left-wingers to key positions in the federal bureaucracy. In addition to Alvaro Bedoya, the George Soros linked, pro-illegal immigration professor that Biden has selected as his nominee for FTC commissioner, the Biden administration also wants the pro-censorship radical Gigi Sohn to serve on the Federal Communications Committee (FCC).

Biden pick for FCC Gigi Sohn

Biden Pushes Soros-Linked Far Left Radical Alvaro Bedoya for FTC Commissioner

The Biden administration has selected a George Soros-linked radical, Georgetown Law professor Alvaro Bedoya, as its pick for FTC commissioner. Bedoya is backed by far-left foundations, and is a Russiagate conspiracy theorist who once suggested that Breitbart News was “blocking” a counterintelligence operation into Trump’s non-existent ties to the Russian government.

Biden's nominee for the FTC, Alvaro Bedoya

Report: FTC Investigates Facebook over Disclosures of Platform’s Negative Effects on Teens

According to recent reports, staffers at the Federal Trade Commission have begun looking into disclosures that Facebook’s internal research identified negative effects from its products. In particular, company researchers found Instagram to be extremely toxic for teenage girls, with one researcher writing: “We make body image issues worse for one in three teen girls.”

Mark Zuckerberg discusses Instagram

FTC Memo Calls for Focus on ‘Structural Dominance’ of Big Tech

FTC Chair Lina Khan sent a memo to staff this week in which she called for the agency to focus on power imbalances and address the “structural dominance” of big companies. The memo’s mention of “next generation technologies” implies a heavy emphasis on the Big Tech Masters of the Universe.

FTC Chair Lina Khan

FTC: The Big Tech Masters of the Universe Exploit ‘Loopholes’ to Avoid Merger Reviews

The FTC has alleged that hundreds of deals made by tech giants like Facebook and Google were not reviewed by merger watchdogs, fueling the companies’ unchecked growth. Events like gaining voting control of rivals, buying patents, and outright buyouts of small tech companies are a key part of the arsenal used by the largest Big Tech companies to maintain their stranglehold over the internet.

Mark Zuckerberg frowning

FTC Files Updated Antitrust Complaint Against Facebook

The Federal Trade Commission has reportedly filed another antitrust complaint against Facebook, alleging that the social media giant is an illegal monopoly. A federal judged dismissed the agency’s previous complaint against Mark Zuckerberg and the Masters of the Universe.

Mark Zuckerberg uncomfortably wears a tux

Wired: Massive Facebook Data Breach Was Caused by Poorly Coded Features

Following the latest Facebook data breach which leaked the personal details of over 500 million users, Wired has explained what exactly caused the major data breach. According to the progressive tech outlet, the massive trove of personal data was “created by abusing a flaw in a Facebook address book contacts import feature.”

Facebook co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill April 11, 2018 in Washington, DC. This is the second day of testimony before Congress by Zuckerberg, 33, after it was reported that 87 million Facebook …

Report: Obama’s FTC Let Google Monopoly Grow Unchecked

Unreleased internal memos from the FTC dating from the Obama years suggest the agency dismissed substantial evidence that Google was attaining monopoly power, at a time when the company’s rise to dominance could have been stopped. The decision came at a time when former Google employees were deeply embedded within the Obama White House.

Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., left, speaks with Google CEO Dr. Eric Schmidt at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Amazon to Pay $61.7M FTC Settlement for Stiffing Drivers on Tips

E-commerce giant Amazon will reportedly pay $61.7 million to settle allegations by the FTC that the company failed to pay Flex delivery drivers the full amount of tips given to them by customers. An FTC official commented: “Rather than passing along 100% of customers’ tips to drivers, as it had promised to do, Amazon used the money itself. Our action today returns to drivers the tens of millions of dollars in tips that Amazon misappropriated, and requires Amazon to get drivers’ permission before changing its treatment of tips in the future.”

Amazon delivery driver

TikTok Removes Undisclosed Paid Ads by Anti-Trump Influencers

The Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok has reportedly removed a number of anti-Trump videos after an investigation showed that many of the creators were failing to disclose that they were paid by a marketing company for the videos, a violation of FTC rules for paid content on social media.

President Donald Trump gave TikTok six weeks to sell its US operations