Google Says Attorney General Proposed ‘Anti-Google’ Campaign

Google claims in a new court filing that staffers of Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood proposed a coordinated anti-Google campaign involving major media conglomerates, including segments on “Today” and an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, to pressure the company in advance of issuing a subpoena over its search practices.
In a New York federal court, Google is seeking documents from 21st Century Fox, NBCUniversal and Viacom relating to political contributions given to Hood. That action is related to pending litigation against Hood in Mississippi, where Google claims that Hood was unduly influenced by the studios to launch an investigation of their search practices.