Gregg Abbott’s office seeks special AdWords source as well as other documents and executive interviews.
Google has traditionally been super secret about its algorithms citing trade secrets as a reason from publicly disclosing any information about them. Google’s hand may be forced here however.
The request was originally made last July from assistant attorney general Kim Van Winkle to Matthew Bye, a lawyer for Google and reported in September.
Something for the conspiracy theorists to consider: Google’s algorithms change frequently so the one that they choose to provide the Texas Attorney General may not be the ones which are causing the complaints from his constituents.
A Google spokesperson told Bloomberg:
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