Monday, September 9, 2019

50 AG's Go After Google

Attorney General Jim Hood issued the following statement.


Attorney General Jim Hood is joining 49 other attorneys general as a lead state in a multistate, bipartisan investigation of tech giant Google’s business practices in accordance with state and federal antitrust laws.

The bipartisan coalition announced plans to investigate Google’s overarching control of online advertising markets and search traffic that may involve anticompetitive behavior, harming consumers. Legal experts from each state will work in cooperation with federal authorities to assess competitive conditions for online services and ensure that Americans have access to free digital markets.

“We, attorneys general, have a duty to protect the privacy rights of consumers and to ensure a market free of anticompetitive conduct that may be harming the public,” General Hood said. “I have investigated several different concerns regarding Google in the past seven years, including litigation over unauthorized data collection. This repeated conduct must stop. A strong drive to succeed is the American way, but not when you may be harming others and refusing to play fairly.”

This investigation will initially determine whether Google, or any other business entity controlled by Google, illegally established or maintained a monopoly or restrained trade in internet advertising. The investigation will examine Google’s dominance throughout the pipeline from advertiser to publisher, including potentially stifling emerging rival ad technologies.

Kingfish note: About damn time. 

12 comments:

Stuff About ZeroBear PolyBear said...

I wish Hood would file charges for false advertising against Wendie's, Burger King, KFC, Popeyes, etc. for showing lovely food on their ads and nothing remotely resembling the ad when they serve it to you.

Also the same with prepared foods (Lasagna, TV dinners, etc.) in the grocery.

Just last night said...

A democrat going after google....

https://video.foxnews.com/v/6084521411001/?playlist_id=5736530682001#sp=show-clips

Anonymous said...

Free publicity for me.........wheeee!

Anonymous said...

Google needs to be broken up.

Anonymous said...

It really is scary when we have virtually one collective encyclopedia and it happens to be under the control of Google. Time to break Google search up.

They manipulate the information you view, collect all of your data and sell your information and 7:11 is worried about photos of TV dinners.

Anonymous said...

7:14 apparently, the fat-ass elephants are in on this too. Reading the entire story is important. You can’t simply rely on the words that you understand such s “the” and “it”.

Anonymous said...

'Splain how to breakup an internet provider.

Couldn't break up Microsoft or IBM even though the government tried. Today, those companies hardly matter.

Google, too, will pass.

Anonymous said...

9:42
I wouldn’t say Microsoft hardly matters with a global market share of > 70% for desktop and laptop OS, strong smart phone OS market share, X-Box,...

Anonymous said...

Friends don't let friends us Google search engine. Use duckduckgo.com.

Anonymous said...

Google-Earth represents a more present danger (of invasion) to the public than Google-Search does.

Hood is just pissed because when he types in his name, images of Conway Twitty come up. We can look for more of this campaign advertising from him in the coming sixty days.

Anonymous said...

It's past time that the legal system recognizes the need to respond to the environment in which it exists.

I welcome any effort to force this to happen since our Congress is either too damn old or too cowardly or too unable to look at a larger world than exists in their inflated egos.

Anonymous said...

9:26 - There is a new rule: Never post what you think is a sentence that you're unwilling to diagram - much less two of them in tandem. That is all.

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