"The DOJ has asked us to provide information about these past investigations, and we expect state attorneys general will ask similar questions".
According to research firm eMarketer, Google leads the U.S. digital ad market with a 37.2 percent share worth some $48 billion this year and is expected to control 20 percent of all United States ad spending, online and offline combined.
The investigation is being led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who hinted on Monday that the initial investigation could spawn others.
For Google, though, the states' investigation comes more than six years after federal watchdogs wrapped up an antitrust investigation into its search and advertising practices and opted against bringing major penalties against the company, including breaking it up. They could, for instance, focus on areas such as Google's popular video site YouTube, yet another acquisition Google made, that time in 2006.
"We have always worked constructively with regulators and we will continue to do so", he added.Читайте также: Three dead, one injured in shooting in Dutch city of Dordrecht
"Google's services help people every day, create more choice for consumers, and support thousands of jobs and small businesses across the country", Google spokesman Jose Castañeda told the Wall Street Journal. Google is expected to rake in more than $48 billion in US digital ad revenue this year, far outperforming its peers, while capturing 75% of all spending on USA search ads, according to eMarketer.
Facebook and Google have also been among tech companies criticized by Democrats running for president in 2020.
"On the one hand, you could just say, 'Well, Google is dominant because they're good, '" King said. Google will control 31.1% of global digital ad dollars in 2019, according to eMarketer estimates, crushing a distant second-place Facebook. In August, Trump said on Twitter that his administration is "watching Google very closely".
"Now, more than ever, information is power, and the most important source of information in Americans' day-to-day lives is the internet".
Epstein has discovered a dozen methods Google uses to manipulate public opinion or votes, including the search engine manipulation effect and search suggestion effect.
The coalition warned that the search giant may be threatening competition and consumers. Another acquisition of Google's, the system is the most widely used in the world.
European regulators have fined Google $5 billion for tactics involving Android, finding that Google forced smartphone makers to install Google apps, thereby expanding its reach. "Google will be in control of most of those searches", he alleged.
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