Missouri AG investigating Google for antitrust violations

Hawley begins investigation into Google in connection to the company's business practices

Google agreed to change some business practices the FTC said were stifling competition in certain markets.

Google is defending itself after Missouri's attorney general launched an investigation of the company for potential violations of the state's antitrust and consumer-protection laws.

Attorney General Josh Hawley announced Monday that he was issuing a subpoena to the tech giant.

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Patrick Lenihan, a Google spokesman, declined to say how the company intends to respond to the subpoena because it has not received it yet.

"It is a very strong concern that we have potentially in Google a company that is gathering all sorts of personal confidential information and then using that personal confidential information for profit", says Hawley. And, whether or not Google uses the content of competitors without permission. It's also looking into allegations that the company manipulates search results to favor its own websites over competitors', which has been the subject of recent scrutiny in Europe.

"There is strong reason to believe that Google has not been acting with the best interest of Missourians in mind", Hawley said in the statement.

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This summer, the European Union fined Google a record $2.7 Billion for similar activities.

"Whether that's the Google search engine, Google mail, Google flights, Google shopping - Google is ubiquitous", Hawley said in an interview with St. Louis Public Radio. The attorneys general of Utah and the District raised a flag a year ago, urging the Federal Trade Commission to reopen its investigation into Google's search practices, although the agency has not said it would do so.

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