Why the FTC Should Block Facebook’s Acquisition Of Instagram

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— UPDATE: Jackson raised this issue in 2012, years before the issue gained more attention in 2019. —

The FTC announced last week that it was seeking more information about Facebook‘s (FB) proposed $1 billion acquisition of photo-sharing site Instagram.

This second-round of additional information-seeking by the FTC suggests they aren’t willing to just rubber-stamp the deal.

Most people think it’s a foregone conclusion that the government will allow the deal to happen.

Eric Jackson argues why the FTC should block FB from buying Instagram. See his commentary in Forbes.