Lock Google Facebook’s dozens of states to join forces to investigate antitrust


The procurator-generals of dozens of states in the United States are divided into two groups. Today, they announced an anti-monopoly investigation of large technology companies such as Google and Facebook.

Reuters reported that one group was led by New York State to lead other states and the District of Columbia to conduct a survey on Facebook, and the other was a survey conducted by Texas and other 40 states. The latter did not explicitly point out that the locked large technology companies had Who, but outsiders expect Google to be the core of this investigation.

Social media, online search, e-commerce, and other digital technology companies were once hailed as the driving force behind the growth of the US economy, but now because of privacy violations and excessive market influence, the outside world is against them. The defense is getting stronger and stronger.

Political figures, consumers, other companies and regulators, including US President Trump, have also criticized large technology companies.

New York State Attorney General Letitia James said in a tweet: “I am investigating Facebook to find out if their actions harm consumers’ personal assets, reduce consumer choice quality or increase advertising prices. The world’s largest society Group media platforms must comply with the law.”

The states that investigate Facebook include New York, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, and the District of Columbia.

The office of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said he was investigating large technology companies but did not disclose the name of the company under investigation. Sources told Reuters that more than 40 state attorneys may investigate Google.

Credit : https://www.cna.com.tw/news/firstnews/201909070039.aspx

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