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FairSearch Statement on the Senate's Google Hearing

Today’s Senate Antitrust Subcommittee hearing confirms that concerns about Google’s business practices are real and there is strong support for a rigorous investigation. A bipartisan chorus made clear: Just because Eric Schmidt says “he gets it,” doesn’t mean he gets away with it. Despite acknowledging Google’s monopoly power, Schmidt evaded questions about Google’s abuse of its dominance in search and search advertising and claimed he lacked certainty about Google’s practices that are under review. FairSearch.org applauds the subcommittee’s members for their attention to these important issues and encourages the FTC, state AGs and others to continue their scrutiny of Google’s business practices.