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Pax­ton Joins Nation­wide Inves­ti­ga­tion Into Instagram’s Impact on Young People

Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a nationwide investigation into Meta Platforms, Inc., formerly known as Facebook, for providing and promoting its social media platform – Instagram – to children and young adults despite knowing that such use is associated with physical and mental health harms.

November 18, 2021 | Press Release

Pax­ton Files Third Amend­ment in Antitrust Law­suit Against Google

Attorney General Ken Paxton filed an amended complaint alleging Google’s abuse of its monopoly power in online advertising.

November 16, 2021 | Press Release

Pax­ton Joins Coali­tion to Stop Face­book from Exploit­ing Children

In a letter to the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security, Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a coalition of 52 attorneys general to express strong support for the hearings being conducted by the subcommittee on Facebook’s disastrous plans to increase user engagement by targeting our nation’s youth.

October 05, 2021 | Press Release

Attor­ney Gen­er­al Pax­ton Leads 10-State Coali­tion to Reg­u­late Big Tech Censorship

Attorney General Paxton led a 10-state coalition that filed an amicus brief in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in support of Florida’s law that regulates censorship on Big Tech platforms by requiring them to apply their content-moderation practices in a consistent manner and to provide disclosures to affected users.

September 20, 2021 | Press Release

Pax­ton Joins Mul­ti­state Fight to Expand States’ Antitrust Enforcement

Attorney General Ken Paxton led a multistate coalition in supporting the State Antitrust Enforcement Venue Act of 2021.

June 18, 2021 | Noteworthy

Pax­ton Leads Bipar­ti­san Coali­tion in Sup­port of State Antitrust Enforce­ment Efforts

Attorney General Ken Paxton led a bipartisan coalition of 45 attorneys general advocating for federal funds to support state antitrust enforcement efforts

May 10, 2021 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton: Alas­ka, Flori­da, Mon­tana, Neva­da and Puer­to Rico Join Texas-Led Bipar­ti­san Antitrust Law­suit Against Google

Attorney General Ken Paxton filed an amended complaint alleging antitrust violations and deceptive acts by Google in its lucrative online display advertising business. Attorneys General from Alaska, Florida, Montana, Nevada, and Puerto Rico joined the lawsuit originally filed by a coalition of 10 states, led by Texas, bringing the total number of plaintiffs to 15 states and territories in this landmark case. 

March 16, 2021 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Sues Google for Ille­gal­ly Main­tain­ing Monop­o­lies in Inter­net Search and Search Adver­tis­ing Services

Attorney General Ken Paxton announced today that Texas is suing Google for engaging in anticompetitive and exclusionary practices that eliminate competition for internet searches and search advertising.

October 20, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton: State­ment on UK’s Assess­ment of Google in Com­pe­ti­tion and Mar­kets Author­i­ty Report

Today, the United Kingdom’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) released their Online Platforms and Digital Advertising Market Study Interim Report, which assesses the market power of Google and other online platforms.

December 18, 2019 | Noteworthy

Attor­ney Gen­er­al Pax­ton Leads 50 Attor­neys Gen­er­al in Google Mul­ti­state Bipar­ti­san Antitrust Investigation

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that Texas is leading 50 attorneys general in a multistate, bipartisan investigation of tech giant Google’s business practices in accordance with state and federal antitrust laws.

September 09, 2019 | Press Release