Politicians from the country are calling for the separation of significant tech companies, which includes Google, Facebook, Amazon and many other giants.
Amid the increased scrutiny from the technology businesses, Google has been examined by the researchers from 50 countries in the United States, who are especially considering the anti-trust offenses by the firm’s ad business.
According to a report by CNBC, 50 researchers, attorneys general that are exploring the advertising business, which will be a source of both information and earnings, possessed by the Mountain View, California based firm has expanded their research to include the Android OS, which is the most commonly used mobile operating platform on earth, and its own Google Search.
In accordance with the report, attorneys general by the 50 US states will compose subpoenas to support their own queries. Countries are expected to perform investigations into Search and Android businesses possessed by the provider individually. But at this time it remains unclear which countries would seem at which companies.
The anti-trust research to Google’s ad business started in September this year with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton directing the investigation. “At this stage, the multistate analysis is concentrated solely on online marketing; nonetheless, as always, the truth we find as the analysis progresses will ascertain where the analysis ultimately contributes,” a spokesperson for Paxton said in an announcement into the novel.
Upon the announcement of the study, Google on its own role had stated it would encourage investigators in their own probe. “The DOJ has asked us to give details about these previous investigations, and we hope state attorneys general will ask related questions. We’ve consistently worked tirelessly with regulators and we are going to keep doing so,” Google’s senior vice president of Global Affairs had composed in a blog article in the moment.
Notably, this isn’t the first time an anti-trust investigation was initiated against Google. This past year, researchers from the European Union slapped a fine of $5 billion on Google in Android anti-trust case after the firm said it might enable Android users to pick their own default search engine whilst setting up their smartphone.