According to a report in Politico, California has become the 49th state to launch an antitrust investigation into Google.
California and Alabama were the only states that did not participate in an antitrust investigation by 48 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, that began in September and is focused on Google’s dominance in online advertising and search.
It is still unclear what aspects of Google’s business the reported California investigation will focus on.
The Justice Department is also currently conducing its own antitrust investigation into Google, and working with the multi-state probe. It is expected that the investigations will result in lawsuits against Google.
Google is among several big tech companies, including Facebook, Microsoft, Apple and Amazon, that are currently being scrutinized by