WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chairwoman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights, issued the statement below following the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) announcement that it has filed an amended antitrust complaint against Facebook:

“Facebook’s long history of anticompetitive behavior is no secret. The company’s acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp have made the digital landscape less competitive, ultimately harming consumers. Big technology companies like Facebook should not have free reign to impose their will on the market, and they must be held accountable when they attempt to do so. I’m glad the FTC is taking renewed action to stop Facebook’s anticompetitive behavior and I encourage them to continue to consider all available options under the law to hold Facebook accountable.”

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