According to the complaint:
“The antitrust laws protect users against unfair methods of competition and unfair practices that reduce competition, discourage innovation, limit consumer choices and increase prices. That is precisely what will result if Facebook is permitted to enforce its new Facebook Credits terms.”
There has been much media debate and speculation about Facebook’s ultimate goals for Credits. Significant revenue is at stake for game developers and other sellers of virtual goods –a multi-billion dollar market – because Facebook claims a 30 percent commission on all Credits purchased. Consumer Watchdog is attempting to bust up a potential monopoly before Facebook gets it fully established. Stay tuned to the FTC for developments!