BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh is joining 47 other attorneys general in suing Facebook.

They allege the company stifles competition to protect its monopoly power.

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The lawsuit specifically alleges Facebook acquired smaller or potential rivals and chased third-party developers from its platform.

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The FTC slapped the social media giant with a separate lawsuit that looks to force Facebook to sell off Instagram and WhatsApp.

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In its official Twitter account, Facebook says its reviewing the complaints.

CBS Baltimore Staff