States expected to target Google in new antitrust probe

FILE - In this May 1, 2019, file photo a man walks past a Google sign outside with a span of the Bay Bridge at rear in San Francisco. A group of states are expected to announce an investigation into Google on Monday, Sept. 9, to investigate whether the tech company has become too big. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

SAN FRANCISCO — A group of states are expected to announce an investigation into Google on Monday to investigate whether the tech company has become too big.

The investigation is the latest in a series of probes against Google and other big tech companies. Congress, the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission are also conducting probes.

Reports indicate that Google will be the target of the latest investigation, which will be led by Texas. A separate state-led investigation into Facebook was announced last week.

Investigators are likely to look at areas of Google's business that have drawn past criticism, including its online search and advertising services as well as its Android smartphone operating system.

Must Read

Turkish leader wades into Qatar dispute with Gulf...

Jul 24, 2017

Turkey's president has waded into the diplomatic crisis gripping Qatar and four other Arab nations...

The Latest: Kuwait's emir quickly ends troubled...

Dec 5, 2017

Kuwait's emir has quickly ended a troubled summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council amid the ongoing...

Kuwait ready to cooperate with Philippines after...

Apr 30, 2018

Kuwait says it stands ready to cooperate with the Philippines to address labor issues facing...

Designer Louboutin wins case on red soled...

Jun 12, 2018

The European Union's top court has defended French fashion designer Christian Louboutin's claim to...

East Timor, Australia open talks on maritime...

Aug 29, 2016

East Timor and Australia have begun conciliation talks in their bitter legal battle to set a...