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Facebook Antitrust Probe Grows as Dozens of States Join N.Y. (2)

Oct. 22, 2019, 3:07 PMUpdated: Oct. 22, 2019, 3:49 PM

Facebook Inc.’s antitrust woes widened on Tuesday as dozens more states joined New York’s wide-ranging investigation into whether the company’s business practices have stifled competition or put users at risk.

A total of 45 states -- plus Guam and the District of Columbia -- are now partnering in the bipartisan investigation, New York Attorney General Letitia James, who’s leading the probe, said in a statement.

James, a Democrat, has said the probe aims to find out whether Facebook’s actions endangered user data, reduced the quality of consumers’ choices or increased the price of advertising, its main source of...

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