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Congress launches antitrust probe into Google, Facebook

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The House Judiciary Committee announced it would investigate Facebook, Google and other large technology firms over alleged antitrust issues.

"Unwarranted, concentrated economic power in the hands of a few is dangerous to democracy – especially when digital platforms control content," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., tweeted Monday. "The era of self-regulation is over."

Officials said the companies have "extraordinary power over commerce, communication and information online" and allegedly use that power to gain an unfair competitive advantage.

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