Texas Attorney General Investigating Google Over Anti-Competitive Search Results

Sep 8, 2010 • 8:11 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google News & Finances

Texas opens inquiry into Google search rankings via the Associated Press reports Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has opened an investigation to see if Google is manipulating the search results.

Specifically, if Google is controlling the search results to keep competition out.

The review appears to be focused on whether Google is manipulating its search results to stifle competition.

Several lawsuits filed in the U.S. also have alleged Google's search formula is biased. Google believes Abbott is the first state attorney general to open an antitrust review into the issue.

"We look forward to answering (Abbott's) questions because we're confident that Google operates in the best interests of our users," Don Harrison, Google's deputy general counsel, wrote in a Friday blog post.

These accusations are nothing new and I personally think they will drop the investigation in short order.

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08/31/2011 06:46 am

It is actually tough to do that but with determination and with changes in cyber law, perhaps these things could be changed. 

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09/02/2011 02:56 am

Perhaps laws should be strengthened in order to get everything in the right perspective. 

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