50 U.S. states and territories launch antitrust probe into Google

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Fifty U.S. states and territories, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, have launched an antitrust probe into Google after former Google software engineer Zach Vorhies leaked thousands of documents. Project Veritas photo
Fifty U.S. states and territories, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, have launched an antitrust probe into Google and the company’s “potential monopolistic behavior.” The investigation is being led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who formally made the announcement, Sept. 9. The bipartisan attorneys general probe included nearly every state in the nation, except for California and Alabama. President Donald Trump has increasingly called out Google and other technology companies for suppressing conservative voices. In August, Trump said on Twitter that his administration is “watching Google very closely.” The new probe follows existing investigations at the federal level by the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission, which are currently
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