TASS, 6 September. The attorney General of new York Letitia James said that he would lead the conduct of antitrust investigations in relation to the company’s Facebook. This is stated in the published on Friday on the official website of the attorney General press release.
Investigation, the purpose of which is to identify cases of violation of competition rules Facebook in connection with the dominance of the company in the market of services will be carried out by a team of prosecutors General of the States of Colorado, Iowa, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio and the district of Columbia.
“Even the largest social network in the world must obey the law and respect of consumers — are in release, the words Letitia James. — I am proud to announce that will be headed by a bipartisan team of prosecutors General in the investigation against Facebook cases to suppress competition and create risks for consumers.”
Previously, the newspaper The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter said that the antitrust investigation against another American giant Google will be chaired by Texas attorney General Ken Paxton. It will be announced on Monday, September 9.
In July it became known that the United States authorities are preparing to launch a large-scale investigation against Amazon (“Amazon”), Facebook, Google and Apple (Apple) to check for possible violations of antitrust laws. According to Reuters, the powers of the investigation will be divided between the Federal trade Commission to take under the supervision of Amazon and Facebook, and the Ministry of justice, which will deal with Apple and Google. Simultaneously, on the beginning of own investigation declared Democrats in the House of representatives of the Congress of the United States.
As informed, in August the newspaper “wall street journal”, a group of prosecutors held a meeting in July with representatives of the Ministry of justice to discuss possible violations by major corporations after which it was accepted the decision on carrying out of Antimonopoly investigation.
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