The largest technology companies in the world, such as Facebook, often fall into situations in which, as a result of their commercial tactics, they could be violating the standards of free competition imposed by certain countries such as the United States. In accordance with ReutersIt is in this country that one of the most important antitrust lawsuits against this social network is being prepared, the one that would be presented at the beginning of December.
In this way, the staff of the Federal Trade Commission - which has been leading the investigation against Facebook - has recommended that state commissioners sue the company in federal court, which would allow the group of states led by New York to join the lawsuit, this assured one of the Reuters sources. In total, there would be forty-one states that could sign the document.
In this regard, the attorney general of New York, Letitia James, stated the following: “We did not comment on the details about the investigation, but as we have said before, we will continue any investigative tools that we have available to determine if Facebook's actions have contravened competition standards, if it reduced consumption options or put user data at risk.