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Antitrust

AG Pax­ton Applauds Euro­pean Inves­ti­ga­tion into Big Tech as Texas Leads the Way

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is leading the way in the antitrust investigation of Big Tech, including the “Jedi Blue” online advertising agreement between Google and Facebook (a/k/a Meta).

March 22, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Sues Face­book for Using Unau­tho­rized Bio­met­ric Data

Attorney General Paxton has sued Facebook (now known as Meta) for capturing and using the biometric data of millions of Texans without properly obtaining their informed consent to do so, in violation of Texas law.

February 14, 2022 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton Inves­ti­gates GoFundMe for Shut­ting Down Fundrais­er and Tak­ing $10 Mil­lion from the Cana­di­an Trucker’s Free­dom Convoy

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued Civil Investigative Demands (CIDs) to GoFundMe Inc. to investigate potential violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA).

February 09, 2022 | Press Release

Pax­ton Joins Mul­ti­state Ami­cus Brief Against Apple for Vio­lat­ing Antitrust Laws

Attorney General Ken Paxton joined several states in an amicus brief at the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in support of Epic Games, Inc., in its lawsuit against Apple, Inc., relating to Apple’s alleged violations of state and federal antitrust laws in the operation of its App Store. 

February 02, 2022 | Press Release

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