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'This Is a Monumental Case': Dept. of Justice Files Anti-trust Lawsuit against Google

Michael Haynes : Oct 21, 2020  LifeSiteNews.com

The lawsuit, filed [Tuesday] morning, states that "Google has willfully maintained and abused its monopoly power in general search services through anticompetitive and exclusionary distribution agreements."

[LifeSiteNews.com] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed an anti-trust lawsuit against Google, alleging that the company has been illegally abusing its position of power online in order to create a monopoly on searching and advertising. (Image credit: Pixabay-William Iven)

The lawsuit, filed [Tuesday] morning, states that "Google has willfully maintained and abused its monopoly power in general search services through anticompetitive and exclusionary distribution agreements."  

Consequently, the lawsuit seeks to "restrain Google LLC (Google) from unlawfully maintaining monopolies in the markets for general search services, search advertising, and general search text advertising in the United States through anticompetitive and exclusionary practices, and to remedy the effects of this conduct."

It additionally discloses that Google's online dominance has resulted in "a market value of $1 trillion and annual revenue exceeding $160 billion" and that it has used "anticompetitive tactics" to extend "the cornerstones of its empire."

The case is a result of over a year long investigation, and is an attempt to challenge Google's online supremacy which has been affected by abusing its position in violation in Section 2 of the Sherman Act. The DOJ has been joined by 11 state attorneys general as plaintiffs in the case... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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