Senator Hawley Statement on State Attorneys General Investigation of Google and Facebook

Friday, September 06, 2019

Today, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley released the following statement in response to reports of state attorneys general launching an antitrust investigation into Google and Facebook next week:

”I was proud to launch the first antitrust and privacy investigation of Big Tech by an attorney general two years ago. I’m heartened to see a new group of attorneys general with the courage to stand up to these powerful companies and fight for citizens. Big Tech companies should be held accountable if they are violating our privacy or harming our children or killing innovation.”

As Attorney General of Missouri, Senator Hawley launched an antitrust and privacy investigation into Google as well as an investigation into Facebook’s misuse of user data.