DOJ Close To Wrapping Up Google Antitrust Probe

The feds are reportedly close to wrapping up their antitrust investigation of Google as they consider whether to bring a lawsuit against the tech giant.

The US Department of Justice is waiting on a final set of documents before officials finish the probe, which is focused on Google’s dominance in online advertising, Reuters reported Friday, June 26.

The feds have sought information from companies worried about Google’s abuse of its position on the market along with data that could back up a lawsuit, which could be filed this summer, according to the news agency. The information is reportedly due by the end of June, though the deadline may be pushed back.

Federal officials are set to meet Friday with state attorneys general who are pursuing their own antitrust probe of Google, according to reports. The virtual meeting will focus on the reach of a potential lawsuit and whether the states will join the feds’ complaint or bring their own.

A Google spokeswoman said the company continues to “engage with the ongoing investigations” led by US Attorney General William Barr and Texas AG Ken Paxton.

“Our focus is firmly on creating free products that help Americans every day and lower costs for small businesses,” the spokeswoman said in a statement.

Full Content: Reuters

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