Attorney General Ford Investigating Facebook for Possible Antitrust Violations

October 22, 2019

Carson City, NV – Today, Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford announced his office’s participation in a 47-state investigation into social media giant Facebook for possible antitrust violations. The investigation focuses on whether Facebook stifled competition, and in so doing, endangered consumer data, reduced the quality of consumers’ choices, and increased the price of advertising.

    “As your attorney general, your safety is my priority—be it on the streets or online,” said AG Ford. “This investigation focuses on Facebook’s potential anticompetitive conduct as a tech giant, and should serve as a reminder that no business, however big or small, is above the law. Nevada is pooling resources with other states to determine whether business practices have affected users.”

      Joining AG Ford in today’s announcement are the attorney generals of: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and the territory of Guam.

        A number of other states cannot confirm their participation in pending investigations.