RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas – Dozens of republican and democratic attorney generals are teaming up to investigate Google.
They are specifically looking into whether the tech giant is a monopoly and whether it is violating U.S. antitrust laws.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is leading the investigation.
The attorneys general will start by looking at Google’s advertising practices. They say that is especially important when people are searching for doctors or other critical services.
“They dominate the buyer’s side, the seller’s side, the auction side and even the video side by Youtube…do you get the best person at the top of the search or do you get the one that pays the most,” said Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.
In a statement, Google’s SVP of global affairs said, “We look forward to showing how we are investing in innovation, providing services that people want, and engaging in robust and fair competition.”