Published On: Fri, Jul 10th, 2020

California reportedly launches antitrust review into Google

According to a news in Politico, California has turn a 49th state to launch an antitrust review into Google.

California and Alabama were a usually states that did not attend in an antitrust review by 48 states, Puerto Rico and a District of Columbia, that began in Sep and is focused on Google’s prevalence in online promotion and search.

It is still misleading what aspects of Google’s business a reported California review will concentration on.

The Justice Department is also now conducing a possess antitrust review into Google, and operative with a multi-state probe. It is approaching that a investigations will outcome in lawsuits opposite Google.

Google is among several large tech companies, including Facebook, Microsoft, Apple and Amazon, that are now being scrutinized by state and sovereign legislators and agencies, including a Federal Trade Commission, over purported antitrust issues.

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In 2011, California, 4 other states (Texas, New York, Oklahoma and Ohio) and a Federal Trade Commission launched an antitrust review into allegations that Google foul adored a possess products over competitors in hunt results. That review was sealed in 2013.

TechCrunch has contacted Google and a bureau of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra for comment.

 

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