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States to File Antitrust Suit Against Facebook Next Week

At least 40 U.S. states plan to join a lawsuit accusing Facebook of “possible antitrust violations” next week, according to Reuters . Details of the planned suit are scarce, but regulators in the U.S. and elsewhere have been honing in on Facebook’s past acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp, arguing both moves stifled competition in social media. A lengthy report this summer by Democrats on...

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