Judge Boasberg said the FTC’s case was “legally insufficient” because it did not defend enough arguments against Facebook to support its monopoly claims.
Boasberg also cited the fact that attorneys general waited too long to bring their claims as grounds for refusal.
The District Judge noted, however, that the remedy was not completely closed, giving him 30 days to file a renewed lawsuit.
The American media claimed that the rejection of the case dealt a clear blow to the claims that the big tech giants illegally monopolized the market.
The plaintiff argued that Facebook should shut down the two apps and impose new restrictions on the company in future deals.