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50 U.S. states and territories announce broad antitrust investigation of Google

Google is expected to rake in more than $48 billion in U.S. digital ad revenue this year, far outperforming its peers, while capturing 75% of all spending on U.S. search ads, according to eMarketer. Foto: Bloomberg photo by Krisztian Bocsi

Attorneys general for 50 U.S. states and territories on Monday officially announced an antitrust investigation of Google, embarking on a wide-ranging review of a tech giant that Democrats and Republicans said may threaten competition, consumers and the continued growth of the web.

Appearing on the steps of the Supreme Court, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton charged that Google "dominates all aspects of advertising on the Internet and searching on the Internet," though he cautioned that despite his criticism the states had launched an investigation for now and not a lawsuit...

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