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US Justice Department to open Facebook antitrust investigation

09 September, 2019 9:52 am 9:52 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US Justice Department will open an antitrust investigation of Facebook Inc, a person familiar with the matter said, marking the fourth recent antitrust probe of the social media company. Facebook also faces probes by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), a group of state attorneys general led by New York and the … Read More

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FTC to announce $5 billion settlement with Facebook as early as this week: ...

07 July, 2019 8:34 am 8:34 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US Federal Trade Commission is expected to announce a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook Inc as early as this week of its investigation into the social media company’s handling of user data, two sources briefed on the matter said. The FTC, Justice Department and Facebook declined to comment. The FTC … Read More

Republican US senator asks FTC to examine Google ads

08 August, 2018 11:18 am 11:18 am

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US Senator Orrin Hatch on Thursday asked the Federal Trade Commission to rekindle an antitrust investigation of Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google, and President Donald Trump vowed to fight what he called political censorship by social media companies. Hatch, the Republican chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, sent a letter to FTC … Read More