INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — Indiana's attorney general is joining other states in an investigation into Facebook over possible antitrust violations.
Hill claims a social media company might be able to charge higher prices for advertising if it successfully thwarts competitors from gaining a foothold in the marketplace.
“To protect consumers and the free market, we must promote conditions under which all entities may compete on a level playing field in accordance with the rule of law,” Attorney General Hill said.
Hill points out they still have to determine if Facebook has engaged in anti-competitive behavior or violated any state or federal laws.
The multistate investigation is also looking into whether Facebook has compromised consumers’ personal data and privacy.