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Facebook, Google and other tech giants to face antitrust investigation by House lawmakers

Facebook vil lancere en kryptovaluta i begyndelsen af næste år. De nærmere planer ventes at blive afsløret af stifteren Mark Zuckerberg i løbet af somemren.. Foto: REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

WASHINGTON - House Democrats plan a sweeping review of Facebook, Google and other technology giants to determine whether they've become so large and powerful that they stifle competition and harm consumers, marking a new, unprecedented antitrust threat for an industry that's increasingly under siege by Congress, the White House and 2020 presidential candidates.

The probe, announced Monday by Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., the leader of the House's top competition panel, is expected to be far reaching and comes at a moment when Democrats and Republicans find themselves in rare alignment on the idea that the tech industry has been too unregulated for too long. The sentiment spurred a sharp sell-off in tech stocks to start the week...

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