Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton isn’t going to let Google get away with aggressive monopolistic tactics.
Paxton had previously announced his state was suing Google for “engaging in anticompetitive and exclusionary practices that eliminate competition for internet searches and search advertising.”
But he doesn’t think it should stop there.
“I wish that our Congress would engage as well,” said Paxton in a recent interview. “I don’t think that’s going to happen. Too many of them likely benefit from campaign contributions and support [from Google]. There’s all kinds of Google money flowing freely through Congress.”
“[Google] represents almost all the buyers of advertising on the internet,” said the Texas AG. “They represent almost all the sellers of advertising … and then they control the exchange, the means by which these buyers and sellers get together. Google has all the information and knows who’s bidding what, as so they control all the exchanges. They control all the transactions.”
It is that kind of power that Paxton thinks is bad for Texas and bad for America.
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