Why an Antitrust Break-Up Could Be Good for Facebook’s Stock

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The U.S. Government, led by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), has filed a lawsuit against Facebook (NASDAQ: FB), claiming that Facebook is an illegal monopoly that should be remedied — possibly through a break-up.

This would seem like a negative development for the social media company, which owns several popular internet platforms including Facebook.com, Instagram, and WhatsApp. However, a break-up of Facebook could actually unlock some of the value hidden inside the company’s conglomerate structure.

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