States lose appeal to unwind Meta purchases of Instagram, WhatsApp


Meta, the parent company of Facebook, did not violate antitrust laws when it bought Instagram and WhatsApp — two other popular social media networks, the D.C. Circuit ruled on Thursday. 

An appeals court panel affirmed a district court ruling in favor of the tech giant, which had tossed the case on a number of grounds, including because it was filed after the statute of limitations.

The appeals panel included two George H. W. Bush appointees — Chief Judge A. Raymond Randolph and Judge Karen Henderson — and an Obama appointee, Judge Robert Wilkins.

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