(RepublicanNews.org) – The Trump administration’s efforts to rein in big tech companies just took a significant step forward with its groundbreaking decision to target Google in the first antitrust lawsuit of its kind in more than two decades.
On October 20, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the launch of a civil antitrust lawsuit against Google for its unlawful efforts to maintain a monopoly over online search services and search advertising.
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Lawmakers were quick to praise the DOJ’s decision to file the suit along with 11 state attorneys general. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) called the lawsuit “the most important antitrust case in a generation.”
Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI), the House Antitrust Subcommittee chair, called the lawsuit “long overdue,” in light of “extensive evidence” his committee found detailing Google’s efforts to “harm competition” through its “monopolization” of search-related services.
Fox News reported it’s widely believed this lawsuit against Google could be a preview of coming attractions for other big tech companies.
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