Google Faces New Anti-Trust Probes by 50 Attorneys General
Google Faces New
Anti-Trust Probes by
50 Attorneys General.
The joint state initiative
is being led by Texas Attorney
General Ken Paxton.
The anti-trust probe is different
from previous privacy probes
because it could actually impact
Google's business model.
Google could be forced to
break off business units such as
YouTube, or make its algorithms
more competitor friendly.
When there is no longer a free market or competition, this increases prices, even when something is marketed as free, and harms consumers.
, Ashley Moody, Florida state attorney, via CNBC.
Is something really free if we are increasingly giving over our privacy information?
Is something really free if online ad prices go up based on one company’s control, Ashley Moody, Florida state attorney, via CNBC.
The probe includes Puerto Rico
and the District of Columbia.
It excludes the states of
Alabama and California.
In a Google blog post, the company
stated that is has "always worked
constructively with regulators
and we will continue to do so."