Attorney General William Barr just pulled the trigger and Google is scrambling. The tech giant never expected this move — and it is poised to change the online landscape forever.
“State attorneys general met with the Justice Department on Friday to make preparations for an anticipated antitrust case against Google,” reported Breitbart News this week.
Interestingly enough, one item that currently isn’t included in the case is an examination of the company’s alleged “search bias,” which many believe favors certain political information.
Responding to the news, Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO said, “This is why Search should be included in DOJ antitrust investigation, and I’ve called on AG Barr to do so.”
For now, however, the case being prepared by the DOJ is focusing on the complaints made about Google by other companies in the same industry, “namely its dominance of the digital ads market,” noted Breitbart.
Google’s competitors are alleging — through its massive presence in the digital ad space — the company is favoring “its own products and services.” As with any case, we will see how the results pan out.
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