New York attorney general says major news coming as Facebook lawsuit awaited

A 3D printed Facebook logo is placed between small toy people figures in front of a keyboard in this illustration taken April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

WASHINGTON, Dec 9 (Reuters) - New York Attorney General Letitia James will make a major "business related" announcement on Wednesday afternoon, her office said in a press release.

The announcement came among widespread expectation that a group of state attorneys general will sue social media giant Facebook for violating antitrust law this week.

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has been probing Facebook, as have state attorneys general. More than 40 are expected to join the lawsuit.

If the lawsuits are filed, Facebook would be the second major tech company sued this year. The Justice Department sued Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Google in October.

Reporting by Diane Bartz Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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