FILE PHOTO: the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) Chairman, Joe Simons, is pleased to announce that Facebook Inc. has agreed to a settlement of the allegations are wrong, the privacy of the user, at a joint press conference at FTC Headquarters in Washington, d.c., U.S., on July 24, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The chairman of the Federal Trade Commission said on Monday that his agency has had several inquiries of a technical platform, in addition to the well-known probe of Facebook, but it is not to be identified.
Major tech companies such as Facebook, Alphabet, Google, Amazon.com and Apple has to face a variety of violations of the probes by the federal government, state attorneys general, and congress. It has previously been reported to the FTC, the main focus was on Facebook, and Amazon.com.
COMMISSION Chairman, Joe Simon, said, that the agency of Technology in the Enforcement Division, or TED, was the focus of the probes of the multi-sided platforms, in the illegal conduct, and mergers that have previously won the anti-trust approval.
“We’re able to say publicly that they are investigating the Facebook, because Facebook announced that in it,” he said at the American Bar Association’s 2019 And Antitrust law Fall Forum. “I would also like to say that TED has, in addition to Facebook, several other studies going on at the big platforms.”
Simon’s not to say that more and more companies, he was referring to.
In addition, the FTC probe, the Justice Department and the House of Representatives, Judiciary Committee, looking to all four of the big tech companies. At the same time. Dozens of state attorneys general are also investigating Google and Facebook.
Reporting by Diane Bartz; Editing by Dan Grebler