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US states confirm antitrust investigation into Google dominance in online ads, search

Tuesday 10 September 2019 | 11:02 CET | News

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Taxes Attorney General Ken Paxton has confirmed an investigation into Google's business practices, looking at its "overarching control" of online advertising markets and search traffic and whether this may have led to anticompetitive behavior that harms consumers. The investigation includes 50 attorneys general, from both major political parties. 

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Google
Countries: United States
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