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US: FTC officials deny that closing the Google suit was due to tech lobby

 |  March 29, 2015

Three officials from the Federal Trade Commission claim their 2013 choice to close the Google antitrust investigation was not triggered by the tech companies lobby and White House associations. The FTC members came forth with the declaration because of a Wall Street Journal article that claimed Google managers had a whirlwind of discussions with top authorities before the investigation was canceled.

FTC Chairwomen Edith Ramirez and Commissioners Julie Brill and Maureen K. Ohlhausen claimed the commission’s settlement with Google tended to the concerns mentioned in the document by getting Google’s commitment to change some of its business policies. They included that the tech giant has respected those commitments for the last two years.


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