Google could face investigation over antitrust, privateness issues, says report

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A small group of state attorneys normal is wanting into whether or not Google has violated antitrust or shopper safety rules, Bloomberg reported Friday, citing unnamed sources. However, it is unclear if their preliminary investigation will result in authorized motion.

Google did not instantly reply to a request for remark however advised Bloomberg that privateness and safety are constructed into its merchandise.

“We will continue to work with state attorney generals on policy issues,” a Google spokeswoman advised Bloomberg.

Last September, former US Attorney General Jeff Sessions met with state attorneys normal to debate whether or not Google and Facebook may be suppressing conservative views, in accordance with Bloomberg. After the assembly, state officers reportedly shaped a process pressure to look into issues within the tech business. However, as soon as Sessions stepped down from workplace in November, their plan to comply with up with the Justice Department was shelved.  

In February, President Donald Trump signaled that he is open to investigating massive tech corporations by his Federal Trade Commission management alternative. The FTC wrapped up a two-year investigation into Google in 2013 that accused the tech large of biased search outcomes. At the time, the FTC determined unanimously that Google wasn’t violating any antitrust legal guidelines.

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