Justice Department Brings Antitrust Case Against Google

Claims the tech giant takes part in anti-competitive business practices.

The Department of Justice officially brought an anti-trust case against the tech giant Google on Tuesday, kicking off what is expected to be the largest such case in over 20 years. “Google is the gateway to the internet and a search advertising behemoth,” said U.S. Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen. “It has maintained its monopoly power through exclusionary practices that are harmful to competition.”

The lawsuit, that was filed in federal court in Washington, D.C., accuses Google of gaming the system by paying mobile phone manufacturers to make Google the default search engine, therefore stifling competition. It is possible that similar such cases could be coming down the pipeline. Currently, the Justice Department is investigating Apple, Amazon, and Facebook. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For God to lead the Justice Department to know what cases to bring against companies in the U.S.
  • That God would guide Deputy Attorney General Rosen to be a strong force for justice in the U.S.
  • For the result of this case to bring better consumer protections in the future. 

Sources: AP, NPR


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