PA Joins 46 Other States In Facebook Antitrust Investigation

AG Shapiro says they need to make sure the tech giant isn't stifling competition

Jennifer Bloodworth
October 22, 2019 - 2:36 pm
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HARRISBURG (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Pennsylvania’s Josh Shapiro is joining 46 other Attorneys General in a bipartisan coalition investigating Facebook for potential antitrust violations.

Facebook is a dominant force in the social media industry, and with that dominance comes an obligation to ensure their practices are not stifling competition,” said Shapiro. “Our bipartisan coalition of 47 Attorneys General will follow the evidence wherever it leads, and we will not hesitate to take action to protect the rights of consumers.”

The investigation focuses on whether the social media giant’s dominance led to anti-competitive behavior that harms consumers. ​

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