A bipartisan group of 47 other attorneys general are backing the investigation, including Southern states such as Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina. The New York attorney general’s office, which is leading the investigation, declined to identify the other two states besides Georgia that aren’t participating.
The inquiry is looking into whether Facebook is stifling competition, limiting consumer choice, raising the cost of advertising and mishandling consumer data.
Carr previously joined 49 attorneys general into a similar antitrust investigation of Google's business practices, including its control of online advertising and search traffic. Google contributed $3,500 to Carr's campaign.