Government to Launch Massive Investigation Into Facebook, Google

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Tech giants like Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple are at the center of a big investigation by the US government.

In an announcement Monday, the House Judiciary Committee announced plans to launch an in-depth anti-trust probe into the tech companies.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a tweet, "Unwarranted, concentrated economic power in the hands of a few is dangerous to democracy....the era of self-regulation is over."

The probe will examine if tech companies are using anti-competitive practices, among other concerns. The investigation comes just days after reports that the Department of Justice is preparing to examine Google's internal practices and search rankings.

Pressure has been mounting on the government to scrutinize the companies for some time.

President Donald Trump has accused the tech giants of suppressing voices, particularly Christian conservatives.

"I think that Google and Twitter and Facebook are really treading on very, very troubled territory," he said in the past.

Many conservatives argue they are censored for simply posting conservative ideas.

Conservative Candace Owens was suspended from Facebook after she posted that liberal policies were harmful to black families. After backlash, Facebook claimed the suspension was a mistake and reinstated her account.

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