NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's latest foes: nearly every U.S. state.
A state-level antitrust investigation into the social networking giant now has the backing of a bipartisan group of 47 attorneys general, New York Attorney General Letitia James said Tuesday.
The Democrat launched the probe last month with seven other states and the District of Columbia. It focuses on whether Facebook's dominance is stifling competition, limiting choice for consumers and costing advertisers more money.
"Big Tech must account for its actions," Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, a Republican, said in a statement.
The group of attorneys general also worries about Facebook's handling of customer data, James said. That drew scrutiny after firms were able to harvest information in attempts to influence t