Media: California launched an antitrust investigation against Google
The state of California began its own antitrust investigation against Google, according to the newspaper Politico, citing informed sources.
It is noted that the investigation into California state where are located the headquarters of the company is not connected with the investigation launched by the attorneys General of 48 American States as well as Puerto Rico and the district of Columbia. What aspect of interested in California authorities, is currently unknown. Now, according to the newspaper, the only state that does not conduct an investigation of Google, left Alabama.
In late June, the newspaper reported that the U.S. Department of justice is expected in the next few months will sue Google and accused the company of monopolizing the market of advertising technologies.
In June 2019, the judicial Committee of the house of representatives of the USA informed that will verify the compliance with antitrust laws in digital markets. A number of American media reported that the antitrust investigation will concern such tech giants like Facebook, Amazon, Google and Apple.
In September last year, the attorneys General of 48 States as well as Puerto Rico and the district of Columbia announced the beginning of its investigation to the company Google, which is suspected of monopoly in the market of advertising and search services on the Internet. As was stated by the attorney General of Texas Ken Paxton, every minute on the Google site is 3.8 million search operations and "flowing millions of money from advertising," and Google controls the results of these searches.