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Antitrust regulators pounce on Big Tech as probes widen


September 8, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The crackdown on Big Tech is intensifying as flanks of the government across the U.S. try to rein in the industry's immense power.

Nearly every state — California and Alabama being the notable exceptions — joined in a bipartisan investigation of Google, just days after a smaller group announced a probe into Facebook. State attorneys general are looking how these two companies capitalized on the popularity of their free services to dominate the lucrative online ad market.

Those probes supplement investigations by the Justice Department, the Federal Trade Commission...

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