- The Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general are gearing up to hit Google and Facebook with new antitrust lawsuits in the coming weeks, per a Monday report from The Wall Street Journal.
- The probes will focus on whether the companies have had unfair advantages in their domination of the search and ad market and social media.
- The DOJ and state attorneys generals have been probing aspects of Google’s business, including its search, online advertising, and Android practices, since 2019. The DOJ filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google in October.
- But if the government sued Facebook, it would be the first major US government antitrust action taken against the social media company.
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Federal and state officials are gearing up to slap Facebook and Google with up to four new antitrust lawsuits by