The attorneys general of 48 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia have opened a joint antitrust investigation into Google, stepping in where the defanged, irrelevant DoJ (gripped by a Reaganite cultlike doctrine that worships monopolies) refused to go for decades.
The investigation is co-chaired by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) and DX Attorney General Karl Racine (D), and is focused on Google's dominance of both advertising and search markets.
The action follows last week's announcement of a smaller antitrust investigation into Facebook.
"We have 50 attorneys general from across the nation who are involved in this investigation that we're leading from Texas," said Paxton. "This is a company that dominates all aspects of advertising on the internet and searching on the internet as they dominate the buyers' side, the sellers' side, the auction side and even the video side with YouTube," he said of Google.
50 attorneys general launch antitrust investigation into Google [Harper Neidig/The Hill]
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