Missouri Launches Investigation Into Google’s Handling Of Consumer Data

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Missouri’s attorney general said Monday that he has launched an investigation into whether Google has mishandled private customer data and manipulated its search results to favor its own products, a further sign that Silicon Valley’s political fortunes may be on the descent.

The probe comes after European antitrust regulators levied a $2.7 billion fine against Google in June and as Washington is taking a harder look into the influence of dominant tech companies in American society.

Attorney General Josh Hawley said that the investigation will focus on three issues: The scope of Google’s data collection, whether it has abused its market position as a dominant search engine and whether the company used its competitors content as its own in search results. The state has issued Google a subpoena seeking information about its business practices.

The Kansas City Star first reported on the investigation.

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  1. Google, Yahoo and Facebook have also blocked all independent real news sites and they block any report that doesn’t fit the official lies mainstream media and the CIA are trying to shove down naive people’s throats.
    B”H there are other search sites that are quite good, like duckduckgo.com, startpage.com

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