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September 10, 2019

Antitrust regulators pounce on Big Tech as probes widen

AP Technology Writer

SAN FRANCISCO — The crackdown on Big Tech is intensifying as flanks of the government across the U.S. try to rein in the industry's immense power.

Nearly every state — California and Alabama being the notable exceptions — joined in a bipartisan investigation of Google, just days after a smaller group announced a probe into Facebook. State attorneys general are looking how these two companies capitalized on the popularity of their free services to dominate the lucrative online ad market.

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