Facebook says it is under FTC antitrust probe

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FILE – In this Nov. 6, 2007 file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed at a Facebook announcement in New York. Facebook lost a crucial legal battle Friday Feb. 12, 2016 as a Paris court ruled the social network can be sued in France over its decision to remove the account of a French user […]

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook says it is under antitrust investigation by the Federal Trade Commission.

The company said Wednesday that it was informed of the investigation in June. On Tuesday, the Department of Justice also announced a broad antitrust probe of technology companies. That announcement did not specify what companies the agency was looking into, though broad antitrust concerns have long swirled around Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google.

The investigations are part of a broad, global attempt to crack down on the growing power of these U.S. technology companies.

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