In this photo illustration, the Facebook logo is seen on a smartphone screen with the EU flag in the background.

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Regulators in the U.K. and the EU launched formal competition investigations into Facebook on Friday.

The U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority said it is investigating whether Facebook is abusing a dominant position in the social media or digital advertising markets through its collection and use of advertising data.

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