Reuters: California reveals Facebook probe, says social media company stonewalling investigation7 November 2019 | 00:04 | FOCUS News Agency
The revelation is the latest bad news for Facebook, which is already facing an investigation by 47 U.S. states over concerns the company engaged in anti-competitive practices, put consumer data at risk and pushed up advertising prices.
Will Castleberry, Facebook’s vice president of state and local policy, said the company has “cooperated extensively with the state of California’s investigation.”
“To date we have provided thousands of pages of written responses and hundreds of thousands of documents,” he said.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra quickly shot back: “It appears we have different definitions of cooperation,” noting there were 25 requests the company declined to answer or provide documents to fulfill.
The company’s stock price barely budged after the announcement of the California probe.
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