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September 6, 2019

Miller joins bipartisan investigation of Facebook

Iowa is in lead group looking at potential anti-competitive conduct

DES MOINES — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller released the following statement regarding the investigation of Facebook:

“Facebook’s dominance over communications and information is concerning, and that’s why we are joining this bipartisan coalition to examine whether the company has violated antitrust laws. The investigation is in its early stages and we have drawn no conclusions.

“Our goal is to determine whether Facebook’s actions may have endangered user data, reduced the quality of consumers’ choices, or stifled competition."

Miller’s office is one of nine attorneys general leading the investigation, along with Colorado, Florida, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, and the District of Columbia. The investigation focuses on Facebook’s dominance in the industry and the potential anti-competitive conduct stemming from that dominance.

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