Facebook's VR Oculus business probed by U.S. states

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WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Multiple states person begun investigating imaginable violations successful however Facebook, present known arsenic Meta Platforms Inc (FB.O), runs its virtual-reality Oculus business, according to 3 sources acquainted with the matter.

Two of the sources said the U.S. Federal Trade Commission was besides progressive successful the antitrust investigation. Meta did not instantly respond to a petition for comment.

New York, North Carolina and Tennessee were among the states progressive successful the inquiry, 1 root said. A radical of astir 50 states besides asked an appeals tribunal connected Friday to reinstate their antitrust lawsuit, filed successful December 2020, against Facebook. work much

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The inquiries into Facebook's Oculus concern are portion of the larger probe, 1 of the sources said.

The offices of the New York, North Carolina and Tennessee attorneys wide did not instantly respond to requests for comments.

The enquiry was archetypal reported by Bloomberg News.

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Reporting by Diane Bartz successful Washington and Elizabeth Culliford successful New York Editing by Matthew Lewis

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