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A group of states may launch investigations into big tech companies like Facebook and Google possibly next month

Representatives of about a dozen states met with DoJ officials to discuss a multi-state, bi-partisan effort, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Big tech warned by top regulator: We will break you up if we have to

'It's not ideal because it's very messy. But if you have to you have to,' said Federal Trade Commission chairman Joe Simons.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Facebook reportedly called off talks to buy Houseparty over fears a deal would attract unwanted antitrust scrutiny

The video-chat app Houseparty gained huge popularity with under-24s and was eventually bought by the "Fortnite" developer Epic Games.

12 former Facebook insiders who ditched the company and are now outspoken critics

Cofounder Chris Hughes thinks Facebook should be broken up. Founding President Sean Parker worries what the platform is doing to kids' brains.

Mark Zuckerberg, who is under fire for Facebook’s dominance, is getting roasted for recommending a book about an inventor who drives his rivals ...

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recommends "The Last Days Of Night," a book about Thomas Edison and his fight to protect his electricity monopoly.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

US regulators are talking to founders of companies Facebook acquired as part of the government’s new antitrust probe

The Federal Trade Commission is trying to figure out if Facebook engaged in anticompetitive behavior.
Chris Hughes, co-founder of Facebook, listens to a question at the Charles Schwab IMPACT 2010 conference in Boston, Massachusetts October 28, 2010.

Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes is reportedly talking to the US government about how to break up Facebook

Chris Hughes, who famously wrote an op-ed saying Facebook should be broken up, has become an outspoken critic of his former employer.

Facebook says the FTC is officially investigating it over antitrust concerns

In June, it had been reported that the FTC was preparing a potential probe, but the earnings report confirms that the investigation is under way.

Here’s one reason why Apple and Google could get hurt most by renewed antitrust pressure on big tech

This issues could stem from possible changes to the commission rates Apple and Google charge app developers.
FILE PHOTO: Treasuy Secretary Mnuchin gives a briefing on cryptocurrency at the White House in Washington

Amazon has ‘destroyed the retail industry’ in the US, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says

The comments come on the heels of the DOJ's newly announced plan to investigate Amazon and other large online platforms for being too powerful.