The Department of Justice (DOJ) just pulled the trigger and Google could be in big trouble now. As the largest search engine in the world, Google has a lot to answer for now — and it’s all about to be a serious legal matter.
“Axios reports that insiders expect that the Justice Department will charge Google with violating antitrust laws as early as this week in what could be the biggest action taken by the government against a U.S. tech firm in decades,” reported Breitbart News.
In short, many lawmakers in Congress — both Republicans and Democrats — have long been concerned about a potential “search monopoly” being run by Google, in which certain content is intentionally preferred over others.
In recent months, for example, Breitbart has seen a substantial drop in organic internet traffic from Google compared to previous years. Consumers looking for a diverse set of information are reportedly having trouble finding it nowadays. This is problematic.
The company’s actions may help Democrats and their mainstream media allies the most, however, the issue is also more complicated. It comes down to Google’s alleged “anticompetitive behavior” that has brought a bi-partisan group together to discuss modernizing regulations.
“To put it simply, companies that once were scrappy, underdog startups that challenged the status quo have become the kinds of monopolies we last saw in the era of oil barons and railroad tycoons,” noted a 400-page report by the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust.
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