Google will be the subject of an antitrust probe being prepared by more than half of the country’s state attorneys general, according to a report Tuesday by The Washington Post. An official announcement could come Monday.
The investigation comes as Google and other Silicon Valley giants face increased scrutiny from government officials and regulators. The Justice Department in July announced an antitrust probe into the tech industry more broadly, targeting Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon. Meanwhile, House Democrats in June announced their own investigation into tech giants, meant to explore whether the companies are engaging in “anti-competitive conduct.”