Utah, DC AGs Push FTC To Revive Google Search Bias Probe

Law360, New York (February 2, 2016, 3:38 PM EST) -- The attorneys general for Utah and the District of Columbia have urged the Federal Trade Commission to look at new evidence that Google may be manipulating search results to benefit itself to the detriment of consumers.

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes and D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine suggested in a letter to FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez on Friday that it may be time to take another look at the investigation into search bias claims against Google Inc. that the watchdog closed in 2013.

Among other things, antitrust enforcers in Europe and India have pursued complaints against the company over similar allegations...

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