North Carolina joins antitrust probe of Facebook; state AGs team up for investigations

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North Carolina will be among the states participating in an antitrust investigation of social media giant Facebook.

“I can confirm that Attorney General [Josh] Stein is participating in the Facebook investigation,” a spokesperson tells WRAL TechWire.

Stein is joining some 36 state attorneys general who are launching antitrust probes of Facebook and Alphabet, the parent of Google.

The investigations were first reported by The Wall Street Journal.

The Google probe will be formally announced at a press conference in Washington, D.C. on Monday, reported John McKinnon for the WSJ in Friday’s newspaper.