Press Release

Open Markets Applauds State Attorneys General Historic Bipartisan Investigation into Google

Washington, DC – The following is a statement from Sally Hubbard, Director of Enforcement Strategy at Open Markets Institute in response to the news that a bipartisan coalition of 50 attorneys general from 48 states and the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are opening an investigation into Google:

We applaud the 50 state attorneys general for taking this unprecedented stand against Big Tech by uniting to investigate Google’s destruction of competition in search and advertising. We haven’t seen a major monopolization case against a tech giant since Microsoft was sued in 1998. Today’s announcement marks the start of a new era.

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Press Contact: Stella Roque at Open Markets Institute, [email protected]