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Justice Department is Prepping Antitrust Investigation of Google

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A new report is pointing to the U.S. Justice Department prepping up their own anti-trust investigation into Google.

The new report (via the WSJ) claims the DOJ have been “laying the groundwork for the probe” in recent weeks, according to “people familiar with the matter.”

The DOJ is preparing to closely look at Google’s business practices in relation to its search engine, as well as its other businesses, the sources said.

Previously, the Federal Trade Commission had investigated Google in 2013, however they closed the case without taking action.

Following this, the report notes the FTC has agreed to give the DOJ jurisdiction over Google.

Recently, Google has come into multibillion-dollar antitrust fines from the European Union, as well as rival tech giant Facebook, which has continually been scrutinized for Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

How do you feel about Google and their influence over search traffic, and more? Should they be investigated heavily? Sound off in the comments below!

Brandon Orselli

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