US Senators Call For FTC Investigation Into Google’s Search Results

Posted on December 19, 2011 by

From an Article by Matt McGee on Search Engine Land:

US Senators Herb Kohl and Mike Lee are urging the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether Google unfairly favors its own properties in search results.

Kohl and Lee are both members of the Senate’s antitrust subcommittee — that’s where Google’s Eric Schmidt testified in-person back in September on the same subject — and have jointly signed a five-page letter to FTC Chairman Jonathan Leibowitz calling for “serious scrutiny” of Google’s business practices and, more specifically, if Google’s is acting anti-competitively when its own properties are positioned highly in search results.

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See Also: Senators urge regulator to take a hard look at Google’s search tactics (via The Hill)

See Also: Full Text of Letter from Kohl and Lee to FTC (5 pages; PDF)