United States of probes: why 48 attorneys general are getting tough on Google

Introduction

Date: 10 September 2019. Duration: 11:53

Some 48 American states – that’s all members of the union except for Alabama and California – have announced plans to launch antitrust probes into Google, warning the search giant that they’re ready to follow their investigations wherever they may lead. It’s sobering news from Google – and for Facebook, which is also facing an antitrust or privacy probe by the states. The take-home is this: bashing Silicon Valley has become good politics for both the right and the left in the US.