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Google's lobbying may not be the real reason for its FTC settlement

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Google's settlement with the FTC over antitrust concerns has led many to believe that the company leveraged its power through lobbying and meetings with high ranking senators, but the truth may be far simpler. The New Republic explains how the FTC decided on a measured approach to the situation, investigating Google accordingly without committing to total warfare against the search company. The publication argues that the FTC was ultimately correct in calling out Google’s practices, with the governmental body ultimately aiming to do the right thing rather than simply try to win.