50 states and territories launch massive probe of Google

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https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/201 ... to-google/

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A coalition of attorneys general representing 50 US states and territories today announced a long-awaited joint probe into antitrust complaints against one of the biggest tech companies in the world, Google.

The office of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is spearheading the bipartisan investigation, which is beginning with the search and digital advertising markets. Google "dominates all aspects of advertising on the Internet and searching on the Internet," Paxton told reporters during a press conference.

The group includes attorneys general from 48 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. (Alabama and California are the two states not participating.) The states' action is independent of several different federal actions, participating attorneys general stressed.

"I'm very confident that this bipartisan group is going to be led by the facts and not be swayed by any conclusion that may fall short, if you will, if it’s inconsistent with our facts, on the federal side," DC Attorney General Karl Racine said. "So we're going to do what we think is right based on our investigation."

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes added, "there's nothing wrong with being a dominant player when it's done fairly," but the "pervasiveness" of complaints about Google indicates the company may not be behaving fairly.

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What's up with Alabama and California?
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juice posted:
What's up with Alabama and California?


California doesn't want to bite one of the bigger hands that feed them.
Alabama is just dumb.
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wan't the first rule of google "don't be evil"
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Donkey Butter posted:
wan't the first rule of google "don't be evil"

That's so 2004.
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50 states and territories launch massive probe of Google