Despite Facebook Co-Founder’s Call for a Breakup, Antitrust Experts Say It’s a Long Shot – Here’s Why

”The likelihood that any court would find Facebook has thus far violated any antitrust laws is low,“ one legal scholar says

Chris Hughes, who helped Mark Zuckerberg launch Facebook out of his Harvard dorm room in 2004, is calling for the social network’s breakup — but antitrust experts think the odds of that happening are as long as MySpace’s chances of once again becoming the world’s most popular networking site.

“The likelihood that any court would find Facebook has thus far violated any antitrust laws is low,” John Lopatka, Penn State professor and antitrust law scholar, said.

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Sean Burch

Tech reporter • sean.burch@thewrap.com • @SeanB44