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For Immediate Release

Freedom from Facebook and Google Coalition Lauds State and Federal Efforts to Break Up Facebook

Coalition launched in 2018 with demand that Whatsapp and Instagram mergers be unwound.


The following statement may be attributed to Sarah Miller and David Segal, co-chairs of Freedom from Facebook and Google:

"Our coalition launched in 2018 to call for Facebook to be broken up, because its anti-competitive acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp have undercut online privacy, entrenched Facebook's advertising monopoly, empowered Facebook to be an arbiter of what information can be shared and how -- and turned it into a global censor. These acquisitions more generally vastly increased Facebook's power over our economy, democracy, and broader society. The FTC should never have allowed Facebook to grow into a monopoly and we applaud state and federal authorities for seeking to break it up."

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