DOJ To Launch Anti-Trust Investigation Into Google

If this report is to be believed, and, it is propagating across the media, it could get very interesting

Justice Dept preparing to launch antitrust investigation into Google: report

The Justice Department is preparing to conduct an antitrust investigation into Google, a move that could increase scrutiny on the tech giant.

People familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal that the agency’s antitrust division has spent recent weeks laying the foundation for the probe.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which shares the department’s antitrust jurisdiction, conducted an antitrust probe into Google in 2013 into whether its business practices threatened competitors, but it declined to take any punitive action.

Sources told the Journal that the FTC agreed to allow the Justice Department to oversee the upcoming inquiry, which will likely probe Google’s business practices.

The question is whether Google is breaking American anti-trust laws. They’ve supposedly broke EU ones

(Breitbart) Breitbart News reported in March of this year that Silicon Valley giant Google has been fined $1.7 billion by the European Union for the company’s third breach of E.U. antitrust laws in three years. The latest fine against the company relates to Google’s AdSense advertising service and “illegal practices in search advertising brokering to cement its dominant market position,” according to European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager.

It should be interesting when Democrat groups, those running for president, and those in Congress start coming out in favor of this Big Company.

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