House Dem praises report of Google antitrust probe

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"Anti-competitive practices deter investment and innovation by smaller companies," Sires said.

"As Google’s business practices are already under review in Europe, I believe it would be wise for the FTC to pursue a similar antitrust investigation to ensure that consumers and small businesses are not taking a back seat to an industry giant.”

The Wall Street Journal first reported that the FTC was preparing to issue subpoenas to Google as part of the investigation. Google declined to comment, while the FTC did not immediately respond to a request for comment.