Forced break-up of Facebook would be a remedy of the very last resort, says EU antitrust chief

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Breaking up Facebook would entail years of legal wrangling, Vestager warns

A forced break-up of Facebook should be a remedy only of the very last resort as it would almost certainly involve a long legal battle, EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said on Friday...

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