Google’s U.S. antitrust concerns could be entering a more serious phase

At least seven public prosecutors must consult with the United States. According to The Wall Street Journal, the Justice Department next week was the first move to get two parties to collaborate on the Google investigation. The move is the result of news last year that 50 public prosecutors generally investigate Google, while the Department of Justice carries out its own full-scale anti-monopolistic examination of the largest technology companies of the Nation. The predominance of Google in online advertising and search and its conduct around Android are thought to be being monitored.

Energy behind the regulatory outcry against Big Tech is also an important indicator, according to comments made to CNBC last year by a law professor. In the late 1990’s Microsoft was sued by a similar company, resulting during major industry changes. In particular, the blocking of external browsers credited for allowing Chrome to expand has been eliminated.

In September of last year the Statewide investigation on Google was announced, and in November the company search, advertisement and Android business was officially expanded. Conservative Attorney General Ken Paxton of Texas is the lead party of 50 General Counsel.

In September, when the Justice Department demanded information, Google confirmed its involvement in the federal investigation. The company responded that it would work constructively, as it had in the past, with regulators.

The investigation forms part of a broad backlash against the United States government’s anti-trust, privacy or discrimination violations of Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple. This included, according to this New York Times tracker, as of September 2019, 16 inquiries and investigations into Great Technology at the state, federal, and congressional levels.

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