A large group of state attorneys general, as anticipated, announced a joint effort on Monday to investigate Google for violations of antitrust.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, joined by 50 extra general lawyers representing 48 U.S. states, as well as Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, is leading the bipartisan effort. Paxton produced the U.S. steps announcement. Supreme Court, accompanied by others. The Wall Street Journal first published the probe on Friday as a group of general lawyers led by New York’s Letitia James announced on Facebook a comparable bipartisan antitrust probe.
In that study, sources informed the WSJ that Google’s inquiry “will examine Google’s effect on digital advertising markets… as well as potential harm to customers from being concentrated in one business in their data and ad decisions.” Although it has not yet faced a federal-level inquiry, it might also be in Google’s cards.
For its portion, in a blog post released on Sept. 6, Google declared its collaboration with Justice Department researchers: Unsurprisingly, Walker also took time to note the good that Google claims it has accomplished: “Google is one of America’s top research and development spenders, making investments that stimulate innovation.”