NEW YORK, September 26. /TASS/. The U.S. Department of justice plans to launch its own antitrust investigation against the us company Facebook (“Facebook”). This was reported on Wednesday the Agency Bloomberg with reference to informed sources.
According to them, the decision whether to conduct its own investigation was made in the Ministry of justice, despite the fact that the activities of Facebook in the moment, already studied by the experts at the Federal trade Commission. However, as indicated earlier, two parallel investigations by the us authorities, will not overlap and will affect different aspects of the company, which owns the eponymous social network.
In July it became known that the United States authorities are preparing to launch a large-scale investigation against Amazon (“Amazon”), Facebook, Google (Google) and Apple (Apple) to check for possible violations of antitrust laws. The powers of the investigation was to be divided between the Federal trade Commission that would supervise Amazon and Facebook, and the Ministry of justice, which was to deal with Apple and Google. Now, according to Bloomberg, the terms of the agreement changed, and after Facebook in the sphere of interests of the Ministry of justice could also be Amazon. At the same time with the two agencies about 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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