The US Recently Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google

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Antitrust Lawsuit

Recently, a civil antitrust lawsuit has recently been filed against American multinational technology firm Google by the US Department of Justice and eleven state attorneys general.

This complaint alleges that Google illegally maintained monopolies in search advertising through exclusionary and anti-competitive practices that harmed consumers, competitors, and suppressed competition in ads.

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The tactics allegedly misused by Google to maintain its monopoly include establishing long-term agreements with Apple, which require Google to be the default—and general search engine on Apple’s Safari browser and other search tools.

Google has been further accused of entering into arrangements that push pre-installation of its search applications in specific locations on mobile devices and make them unremovable, regardless of consumer preference.

Source: infosecurity-magazine