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WLOX Editorial: Those who do business in MS should be held responsible in MS

Updated: Aug. 22, 2018 at 5:44 PM CDT
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SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - There's an unusual lawsuit in the Mississippi court system. Attorney General Jim Hood brought the suit in Lowndes County a year and a half ago against Google, the tech company worth more than $500 billion. The suit claims the company was targeting advertisements toward school children in violation of Mississippi law.

If Google were to lose the case, it could mean hundreds of millions of dollars in fines for the company. Google doesn't want a case like that tried in Columbus, Mississippi saying it is a California company and asking to have the case dismissed.

Google lost its appeals to dismiss the case, including the most recent loss in the state Supreme Court. We agree with this decision.

Win or lose in the actual trial involving student privacy, those who do business in Mississippi should be held responsible in Mississippi for the actions taken here.

That's our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to editorials@wlox.com.

Rick Williams
WLOX-TV General Manager

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