Nearly all 50 states are now investigating Google for antitrust violations with Texas leading the charge!

It looks like Google has found itself in some incredibly hot water with nearly all 50 states now investigating the company for antitrust violations:

FOX NEWS – Less than two months after the Justice Department initiated a wide-ranging antitrust review of big tech companies, 50 U.S. states and territories, led by Texas, Monday announced their own investigation into Google’s “potential monopolistic behavior.”

The announcement closely followed one from a separate group of states Friday that disclosed an investigation into Facebook’s market dominance. The two probes widen the antitrust scrutiny of big tech companies beyond sweeping federal and congressional investigations and enforcement action by European regulators.

A key issue in the states’ probe is whether Google abuses its market dominance in online search, advertising, and mobile operating systems to unfairly gain leverage in other markets, stifling innovation and harming consumers. Although anti-conservative bias among Google’s leadership has been documented and frequently draws the ire of top Republicans, the antitrust probes do not expressly relate to those concerns.

It is 50 states and territories, but not all 50 states.

Two states aren’t participating in the investigations:

Nebraska attorney general Doug Peterson, a Republican, said at a press conference held in Washington that 50 attorneys general joining together sends a “strong message to Google.” The news conference featured a dozen Republican attorneys general plus the Democratic attorney general of Washington, D.C.

California and Alabama are not part of the investigation, although it does include the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Tara Gallegos, a spokeswoman for California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, declined to confirm or deny any state investigation and would not comment on the announcement by the other states.

When Microsoft was investigated, their antitrust violations came through the selling of a product. They tried to kill the competition through their contracts with pc manufacturers and more.

But Google doesn’t really sell a product, per se, so it will be interesting to see how they’ve tried to destroy their competition, if they are found guilty. I would imagine the biggest focus by investigators will be on their “advertising” business, since the are the biggest player in online advertising.

As Fox news points out, the antt-conservative bias isn’t really a part of these investigations. But maybe we’ll get lucky and they’ll expose it along the way…

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24 thoughts on “Nearly all 50 states are now investigating Google for antitrust violations with Texas leading the charge!

  1. Google is in major trouble. This one is separate from the DOJ investigation. The techies are going to be squeezed by the gov’t and I have no sympathy for them.

  2. It’s really disappointing to me that that the DOJ didn’t move on the anti-Trust violations much sooner. Perhaps the 50 states that are fighting against Google and Facebook violations will get better results because the violations will cover 50 states. It should never have gotten that far if the DOJ took the issue seriously.

    I’m not totally giving up on Barr, but really doing a lot of thinking about it.

  3. Using Google is a choice, and people aren’t forced to do so, so I can’t see an anti-trust investigation going anywhere, really.

    What they should be investigated for is their silencing of viewpoints and approving of others, making them a publisher and libel as such.

    1. Revelation 13:17

      17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has [a]the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

      That information reminded me of this verse.

  4. Google should have stop the spying, selling and political activism.

    But they didn’t.

    Break it up

  5. “But Google doesn’t really sell a product, per se, so it will be interesting to see how they’ve tried to destroy their competition….”

    What to you mean Google doesn’t sell a product? Ever hear of Google Nest Hub and Home Mini, competitor of the Amazon Echo? Then there’s Chromecast and Google Pixilbook, not to mention the money they’re making off their search engine, which is also a product.

  6. More of us need to use other search engines. I use DuckDuckGo and Firefox, both of which seem to protect your privacy. The problem is the search results don’t seem to be complete using just one. If I’m in need of more results, I check both Duck and Firefox. Anyone who uses Google or Gmail is setting themselves up for trouble.

    Really wish people would wake-up and proactively do everything they can to protect themselves against malicious Facebook and Google.

  7. Use a “blow torch”on them like a leaf blower ,
    until the ashes are blown down a storm drain out into the SF Bay ! ENOUGH is ENOUGH !!!

  8. I deeply hope that Google goes down. Have you guys watched Dr. Robert Epstein on Life, Liberty & Levin on Google’s ability to affect the outcome of elections?

  9. Google has done more to interfere with elections than Russia could ever dream of. Even as a capitalist, I think no corporation should ever be this powerful as it’s potentially dangerous.

  10. If there’s nothing to hide, Google has no reason to be concerned. However, the bloom is off the rose. Like so many companies before them, they went too far and now the hammer’s coming down. Will there be anything actionable? Given what rats have already fled the ship, I’m betting there is.

    A byproduct of this, of course, is breaking the back of the techno-leftism that runs Silicon valley.

  11. Sadly, the motivation for the investigations are most certainly just a quest for another nipple to suckle from

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