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FTC Antitrust Probe of Facebook Scrutinizes Its Acquisitions - The Wall Street Journal

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FTC Antitrust Probe of Facebook Scrutinizes Its Acquisitions - The Wall Street Journal

The Federal Trade Commission is examining Facebook Inc.’s acquisitions as part of its antitrust investigation into the social-media giant—to determine if they were part of a campaign to snap up potential rivals before they could become a threat, according to people familiar with the matter.

The company’s acquisition practices are a central component of the FTC probe, the people said. Facebook disclosed the FTC’s antitrust investigation in its earnings announcement last week, but provided few details.

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