New York Attorney General Letitia James announced that she and other attorneys general across the country will be investigating Facebook over antitrust issues.

“Even the largest social media platform in the world must follow the law and respect consumers," she said in a statement. "I am proud to be leading a bipartisan coalition of attorneys general in investigating whether Facebook has stifled competition and put users at risk. We will use every investigative tool at our disposal to determine whether Facebook’s actions may have endangered consumer data, reduced the quality of consumers’ choices, or increased the price of advertising.”

James also posted the news on Facebook:

BREAKING: I’m launching an investigation into Facebook to determine whether their actions endangered consumer data,...

Posted by New York State Attorney General on Friday, September 6, 2019

The others joining the coalition are from Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, and the District of Columbia.

According to the press release, "The investigation focuses on Facebook’s dominance in the industry and the potential anticompetitive conduct stemming from that dominance."

The Federal Trade Commission, which fined Facebook $5 billion over privacy issues earlier this year, is already investigating Facebook: As CNBC notes, the social media behemoth disclosed the probe in its earnings report, "The online technology industry and our company have received increased regulatory scrutiny in the past quarter. In June 2019, we were informed by the FTC that it had opened an antitrust investigation of our company. In addition, in July 2019, the Department of Justice announced that it will begin an antitrust review of market-leading online platforms."

"People have multiple choices for every one of the services we provide. We understand that if we stop innovating, people can easily leave our platform," Facebook's vice president of state and local policy Will Castleberry said in a statement today. "This underscores the competition we face, not only in the US but around the globe. We will of course work constructively with state attorneys general and we welcome a conversation with policymakers about the competitive environment in which we operate.”

Facebook launched a dating service in the U.S. on Thursday: "Facebook Dating lives within the existing Facebook app, but to use it you need to set up a separate profile. The only information carried over is your name and age. The service will present you with potential matches based on your location, indicated preferences, and other factors. You can also choose to match with people who attend the same Facebook events or are part of the same Facebook groups. One thing it won't show you are your existing Facebook friends—that option is turned off by default."

Earlier this week, Google and YouTube paid a "record" $170 million settlement for illegally tracking children's data, with New York receiving $34 million. Texas's attorney general is preparing an antitrust investigation into Google; the U.S. Department of Justice is already investigating the search giant.