State AGs Launch Antitrust Probe Into Facebook

Law360 (September 6, 2019, 10:48 AM EDT) -- A bipartisan coalition of state attorneys general launched an antitrust investigation Friday into Facebook to see if the social media giant has stifled competition and hurt consumers.

Facebook may be putting its users at risk by engaging in anti-competitive behavior, a bipartisan coalition of state attorneys general said Friday, launching an investigation into the social media giant. (AP) New York Attorney General Letitia James said in a statement that her office will help lead the probe focusing on Facebook's dominance and potential anticompetitive behavior, which the office said could be putting users at risk and raising advertising prices.

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