Lawsuit seeks to declare Google a PUBLIC UTILITY, threatening the tech giant with state regulation

Ohio's attorney

Ohio’s attorney general has filed a lawsuit against Google, asking the court to declare the internet giant a public utility, meaning it could be regulated by the state and forced to change allegedly abusive practices.

“Google uses its dominance of internet search to steer Ohioans to Google’s own products,” Attorney General Dave Yost announced on Tuesday. “That’s discriminatory and anti-competitive.”

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