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Amazon Faces Scrutiny Over Treatment of Third-Party Sellers

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Following an announcement that the European Union is preparing to file antitrust charges against Amazon, the online retailer is once again facing scrutiny over its use of data and the way it treats third-party sellers. This time, two U.S. states, Washington and California, are reportedly investigating the online retailer. The matters that the investigations are looking into include whether or not Amazon makes it difficult for its sellers to do business on other platforms and how Amazon competes with its own sellers.

The inquiries focus at least in part on how Amazon treats sellers in its online marketplace, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times reported on Friday.

Read the full story at Reuters.