U.S Department of Justice prepares an antitrust lawsuit against Google. Almost 20 years ago the United States accused Microsoft of abusing its dominant position. That lawsuit was a turning point in the traditional non-interventionist policy of laissez-faire in this country, but since then the influence of the tencológicos has hardly been put in check again, despite the fact that their relevance is even greater than it was then.
Some news indicate that the U.S. Department of Justice could launch a lawsuit against Google for its abuse of dominant position, this time in the field of search engines.
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U.S. Department of Justice prepares an antitrust lawsuit against Google
This case would pose a potentially similar legal battle to the Microsoft trial, but it would also open the door to further litigation against potential antitrust investigations against other major technology companies that have gradually earned industry criticism and indirect scrutiny from regulators.
Apple, Amazon and Facebook have been in the spotlight of this same department and the Federal Trade Commission for months, and these same processes have already had their echo in the European Union, which has been fighting against this type of dominant position in technology.
Many legislators and experts have accused of abusing its position in the online search segment to prevent competition and boost its profits.
For many critics, the fines and demands that the European Union has imposed on the company in the past have not been enough: in 2018, for example, the EU determined that Google should pay a fine of 4.34 billion Euros for the abuse of dominant position that it exercised through Android.
U.S. Department of Justice prepares an antitrust lawsuit against Google. The lawsuit is expected to be filed in Federal Court in Washington D.C. The lawsuit will highlight Google’s abuse of dominant position in searches and how the billions of dollars the company earns from advertisers are used to pay cell phone manufacturers to place Google’s default search engine on mobile phone browsers.