The Latest: US government launches Big Tech antitrust probe

ABC News | 7/23/2019 | Staff
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The Latest on U.S. regulation of technology companies (all times local):

5:15 p.m.

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The U.S. Justice Department says it is opening a sweeping antitrust investigation of big technology companies and whether their online platforms have hurt competition, suppressed innovation or otherwise harmed consumers.

It comes as a growing number of lawmakers have called for stricter regulation or even breaking up of the big tech companies, which have come under intense scrutiny following a series of scandals that compromised users' privacy. President Donald Trump also has relentlessly criticized the big tech companies by name in recent months.

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The Washington Post is reporting that the Federal Trade Commission will allege that Facebook misled users...
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