TASS, September 13. A group of legislators from the legal Committee of the house of representatives of the Congress of the United States sent the largest American companies of the digital economy request for corporate documents to conduct antitrust investigations. This was reported on Friday by Reuters with reference to the statement of the Committee.
The request was sent to the world’s largest online store Amazon, Apple, companies, Facebook and Google, which owns the Google search engine.
The Commission, the requesting includes congressmen from both the Democratic party, which controls the legal Committee of the house of representatives of Congress, and Republicans. This is not the first investigation against the largest U.S. technology companies, which carry out different branches of the US government.
In July this year it became known that American authorities are preparing to launch a large-scale investigation against Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple to check for possible violations of antitrust laws. As reported, the authority in the proceedings 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 announced in the House of representatives of the Congress of the United States.
On Monday, the attorney General of Texas Ken Paxton stated that the authorities of the 48 us States, capital of the district of Columbia and Puerto Rico begin an investigation on suspicion of Google, owned by the American Corporation Google, in violation of antitrust laws. Last week the attorney General of new York Letitia James said that she will lead the conduct of antitrust investigations in relation to the activities of the American company Facebook. The trial 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.
In July, the Federal trade Commission (FTC), the U.S. fined the company Facebook at $5 billion as part of an investigation in connection with the transfer by the Corporation of personal data of users to third-party companies for marketing purposes.
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