Barack Obama

Report: Obama’s FTC Let Google Monopoly Grow Unchecked

Unreleased internal memos from the FTC dating from the Obama years suggest the agency dismissed substantial evidence that Google was attaining monopoly power, at a time when the company’s rise to dominance could have been stopped. The decision came at a time when former Google employees were deeply embedded within the Obama White House.

Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., left, speaks with Google CEO Dr. Eric Schmidt at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)