NEW YORK, August 20. /TASS/. Us prosecutors intend to carry out antitrust investigation against major technology companies. As reported on Monday, the newspaper The Wall Street Journal, the purpose of the investigation is to establish whether the big corporations to their advantage in the market to suppress competition.
According to the publication, to conduct such an investigation, preparing a group of attorneys General of the several States. Sources The Wall Street Journal noted that the investigation is in the final stages of preparation and could be launched as early as next month. It’s in his interest to heads of both large and smaller corporations can be directed statements about the need to testify, equates to the agenda.
According to the newspaper, the decision to hold the investigation was made after a group of prosecutors spent the last month meeting with representatives of the Ministry of justice to discuss possible violations by large corporations antitrust laws. According to the newspaper, such investigation is, in which would participate the supporters of both Democratic and Republican parties, would have a wide range of possibilities and would lead to the most unbiased results.
Last month it became known that the United States authorities are preparing to launch a large-scale investigation against American companies Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google 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.
Earlier, U.S. President Donald trump made allegations that the administration of the largest social networks Facebook and Twitter, and search engines such as Google to suppress the voices of conservative audiences and hiding positive information and news on the situation in the United States during his presidency. He also pointed to the alleged manipulation of search results of news about him.
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