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Republicans and Democrats together: 47 attorneys general back antitrust probe into Facebook

Christian Fernsby |

KEY POINTS
  • "Our investigation now has the support of 47 attorneys general"
  • This is after continued bipartisan conversations with attorneys general from around the country
  • "As we continue our investigation, we will use every investigative tool at our disposal"

New York Attorney General Letitia James released update on the status of the multistate antitrust investigation into Facebook.

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Topics: REPUBLICANS    DEMOCRATS    ANTITRUST    PROBE    FACEBOOK   

“After continued bipartisan conversations with attorneys general from around the country, today I am announcing that we have vastly expanded the list of states, districts, and territories investigating Facebook for potential antitrust violations.

“Our investigation now has the support of 47 attorneys general from around the nation, who are all concerned that Facebook may have put consumer data at risk, reduced the quality of consumers’ choices, and increased the price of advertising.

“As we continue our investigation, we will use every investigative tool at our disposal to determine whether Facebook’s actions stifled competition and put users at risk.”

Joining Attorney General James on the leadership team investigating Facebook are the attorneys general of Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, and the District of Columbia.

Additionally, attorneys general from Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and the territory of Guam have all joined the investigation, in addition to a number of other states that cannot confirm their participation in pending investigations.


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