Almost 40 State Attorneys General Group To Probe Facebook

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About 40 U.S. state attorneys general will participate in a probe of Facebook Inc. said a Reuter’s source very recently. This means that many more states want allegations of anti-competitive practices at the social media company investigated.

The probe announced last month is led by New York State. It also includes Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee and the District of Columbia these, New York and Nebraska have raised concerns about anti-competitive practices, exposure of consumer data to potential data breaches and manipulation of advertising prices, against Facebook Inc.

The group met with U.S. Attorney General William Barr to discuss the Facebook probe, while several state attorneys general met with officials from the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission, New York Attorney General Letitia James said in a statement.

“Today, we held bipartisan conversations with attorneys general from around the country and key officials at both the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission about our investigation into Facebook,” James said. The Washington Post was first to report that the group was likely to expand sharply.

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