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AG Paxton Leads Multistate Coalition in Lawsuit Against Google for Anticompetitive Practices and Deceptive Misrepresentations

Ken Paxton

Attorney General Ken Paxton announced today that the State of Texas is leading a multistate coalition in a lawsuit against Google for multiple violations of federal and state antitrust and consumer protection laws, including anticompetitive conduct, exclusionary practices and deceptive misrepresentations in connection with its role in the multi-trillion-dollar online display advertising industry. Google’s monopolization of online-display advertising includes an anticompetitive agreement with Facebook, making misrepresentations to users and customers, and suppressing competition. The internet […]

Sen. Cruz: Big Tech Believes There Is No Power That Can Constrain Them

Senator Ted Cruz

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, in a hearing this week slammed Big Tech’s brazen abuses of power and discussed the need for legislation to address Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which provides companies such as Twitter, Facebook, Google, and YouTube with special protections from liability, after YouTube announced it will remove content that alleges widespread election fraud. Watch Sen. Cruz’s full remarks here. Excerpts below. WATCH: Sen. Cruz: Big Tech Believes There Is […]

AG Paxton Sues Google for Illegally Maintaining Monopolies in Internet Search and Advertising Services

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Attorney General Ken Paxton announced today that Texas is suing Google for engaging in anticompetitive and exclusionary practices that eliminate competition for internet searches and search advertising. Texas is joining the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) and the States of Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, and South Carolina in filing an antitrust suit challenging Google’s exclusionary business practices. Google’s illegal conduct has allowed it to dominate the search industry by requiring […]

Senate Commerce Committee Votes to Subpoena Big Tech CEO’s To Testify Before The Committee

Following the Senate Commerce Committee’s unanimous approval of authorizations to issue subpoenas against Jack Dorsey, Chief Executive Officer of Twitter, Sundar Pichai, Chief Executive Officer of Alphabet Inc., Google, and Mark Zuckerberg, Chief Executive Officer of Facebook to testify before the committee, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) commended his colleagues and outlined the threat Big Tech’s unchecked power poses to free speech and democracy.

Sen. Cruz Slams Google for Election Advertisement Censorship in Letter to CEO

Senator Ted Cruz

HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Subcommittee on The Constitution, today sent a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai raising concerns regarding Google’s announcement that it will block advertisements mentioning current state or federal office holder or candidates and parties after Election Day. In the letter to Sundar Pichai, Sen. Cruz wrote: “This week, Axios reported that Google has informed advertisers that, after polls close on November 3, it will block advertisements that mention a current […]