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AFP: The top attorney for the state of Texas on Wednesday revealed a list of demands for inside information intended to ferret out whether Google abused its power in the online search ad arena.
Texas attorney general Greg Abbott wanted names of people responsible for Google ads, search results, and business relations along with internal documents and minutes from meetings at the California firm.
The “civil investigative demand” paperwork dated July 29 of last year stated the intent was to investigate “the possibility of monopolization in the market for Internet search advertising.”
Abbott’s office would not discuss whether Google had complied with the demands.
“We’re continuing to work with the Texas attorney general’s office to answer their questions and understand any concerns,” Google said in an email response to an AFP inquiry.