How Facebook’s Antitrust Victory Sets Up a New Battle Between Silicon Valley and Washington | Analysis

A new FTC chair who is critical of Big Tech, along with irritated politicians, may take another run at breaking up Facebook — or one of its peers

Facebook has done it again, dodging another regulatory bullet this week after a U.S. district court threw out the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust case against the tech colossus. But Facebook is not out of the woods, according to a number of analysts and lawmakers.

“The ruling was a surprise to The Street, but we view it as a long ‘Game of Thrones’ battle between Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Alphabet vs. the Beltway over the coming years,” Wedbush analyst Dan Ives told TheWrap. “This is a very complex issue and the surprise ruling adds even more complexity to this antitrust hot-button issue on both sides.”

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