Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is considering anti-trust action against big tech companies

Cleveland.com | Jeremy Pelzer

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has been talking with his counterparts in other states about possible anti-trust action against big tech companies, according to a spokesman.

Yost spokesman Dave O’Neil declined to provide details about exactly what moves the Franklin County Republican is considering. But O’Neil confirmed that Yost is one of an estimated 12 to 20 state attorneys general who have been discussing how to address anti-trust concerns with tech platforms such as Facebook and Google.

Those discussions were first reported by the Wall Street Journal.

“Big data creates new problems for a free society,” Yost said in a statement. “We are gathering information, and all our options are on the table.”

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