Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood blasts Google for online drug ads

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says Google is still selling Internet ads promoting illegally sold drugs, and that the technology giant refuses to drop those websites from search results.

The Democrat demanded Thursday that Google CEO Larry Page attend a meeting of the National Association of Attorneys General on June 18 in Boston to answer questions, saying earlier responses were “evasive” and “overly technical.” Hood, who is one of three co-chairs of the association’s intellectual property committee, said that if Google doesn’t cooperate, he’s going to recommend forcing the company to produce documents.

“I hope the CEO is not aware of what Google has been doing,” Hood said at a news conference.