MO joins multi-state coalition taking on Google's anti-trust practices

Missouri has joined a coalition of 50 U.S. states and territories investigating possible anti-competitive behavior by Google.

The coalition, led by the Attorney General from Texas, will initially focus on whether Google is prioritizing search results for companies that pay to advertise with them.  

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt says the practice could be detrimental to competitors, especially small businesses.

Missouri's existing investigation into Googles' practices will now be included in the multi-state investigation.  In 2017, former Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley launched his own similar investigation.