A state-level antitrust investigation into the social networking giant now has the backing of a bipartisan group of 47 attorneys general, New York Attorney General Letitia James said this week.
The Democrat launched the probe last month with seven other states and the District of Columbia. It focuses on whether Facebook’s dominance is stifling competition, limiting choice for consumers and costing advertisers more money.
“Big Tech must account for its actions,” Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, a Republican, said in a statement.
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THE HEART OF THE HOME GETS NEW COLOR, CUBBIES, CONNECTIVITY
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AMAZON FIRES 2 UNION ORGANIZERS TIED TO FIRST U.S. LABOR WIN
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I think influencer marketing should become more plugand-play, like with Facebook ads."
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Hackers aligned with Russia broke into the social media accounts of dozens of Ukrainian military officers and were working to upload videos of defeated and surrendering Ukrainian soldiers when the plot was disrupted, according to a report Thursday from Meta that details a troubling increase in social media disinformation this year.
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