Attorney general of Colorado, discuss Google anti-trust probe

FILE PHOTO: A sign is displayed out of a Google office in the area of the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, united states, May 8, 2019. (REUTERS photo/Dave Paresh/File Photo/File Photo

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – state attorneys general are meeting Monday in Colorado, to speak about their research on the question of whether Google’s business practices and of breaking anti-trust laws, according to two sources briefed on the meeting.

Maybe a dozen or so states expected to send representatives to the meeting, one of the sources said.

The meeting is expected to be similar to that held in New York in October, where the state and federal managers from the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission in their probe of Facebook.

The probe of Google, is a unit of an Alphabet, Inc., it is led by the Texas attorney general’s office. The office did not respond to a request for comment, and a spokesman for the Colorado attorney general’s office, declined to comment.

Google had no comment about the meeting in Colorado, but will be a blog post in September in which an executive director, Kent Walker, said the company has ” always worked constructively with the regulators and will continue to do so.”

Texas is controlled by the search and advertising giant with a subpoena on Sept. 9 for information about the online digital advertising business that generates the majority of its revenue from Google and Google is the dominant player.

Google looks at two major studies – a united states Department of Justice, the investigation and a probe by the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, both with a wide range of reviews from the big internet companies are on-going.

Reporting by Diane Bartz and Karen Freifeld; Editing by Steve Orlofsky

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