Several States, led by New York, are investigating whether Facebook has violated antitrust laws and plan to sue the social media giant next week, four people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. This will be the second major lawsuit against a large technology company this year. Earlier, the Justice Department sued alphabet’s Google in October. < / P > < p > it is not clear what the states plan to include in their complaints. One allegation against Facebook is that the company intends to acquire potential small competitors, often at a high premium, including instagram in 2012 and WhatsApp in 2014. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, said earlier in a congressional testimony that the company had a range of competitors. He defended controversial acquisitions such as instagram and WhatsApp, saying they helped them grow from small, insignificant companies into powerful ones. Didi Qingju bicycle has entered 150 cities