United States

50 AGs launch antitrust probe on ‘juggernaut’ Google

A group of 50 attorneys general have launched an antitrust probe into Google, saying the search giant’s dominance has become a concern for consumers and businesses alike. The law enforcement heads — including 48 from US states and two from the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico — requested documents from Google that focus on the Alphabet subsidiary’s advertising business, Texas AG Ken Paxton announced Monday. The investigation, which lacks the participation of California and Alabama, is probing concerns that publishers and advertisers have little choice but to advertise with Google. Utah AG Sean Reyes said the probe was “for the benefit of the tech ecosystem to help level the playing field.” Arkansas AG Leslie Rutledge ...