The ministry of justice to open an antitrust investigation of Facebook: source

A FILE PHOTO of Stickers bearing the Facebook logo is pictured at the Facebook Inc. F8 developers conference in San Jose, California, united states, April 30, 2019. REUTERS/Stephen Lam/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice department will open an antitrust investigation of Facebook, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

It will be in the draw for the fourth survey of social media, the company also faces probes by the Federal Trade Commission, a working group of state attorneys general led by New York and the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee.

Reporting by Diane Bartz; Editing by Shri Navaratnam

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