Only two states aren’t a part of the joint antitrust investigation into Google — California and Alabama.
The attorneys general of those two states didn’t offer much of an explanation for declining to join the inquiry, which was announced Monday.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has talked tough on tech in the past and has established a reputation for taking on powerful figures, filing dozens of suits against the Trump administration.
But he’s also accepted significant campaign contributions from Google, which is headquartered in his state.
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Only two state attorneys general aren’t taking part in the multi-state antitrust investigation of Google and one of them just happens to be the head of law enforcement in the company’s home state.
Xavier Becerra and Steve Marshall, the attorneys general of California and Alabama, respectively, are the only two holdouts in the joint state investigation of the two tech companies. It’s unclear why neither is taking part in the investigation, and neither offered much of an explanation.
“California remains deeply concerned and committed to fighting anticompetitive behavior,” a representative of the California Attorney General’s Office said in an emailed statement. “Regarding this investigation or any other, to …read more
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