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US Department of Justice files antitrust lawsuit against Google

by Jordan McKay, Oct 29
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The United States Justice Department has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google, accusing the company of maintaining unlawful search and search advertising monopolies. Beginning a potentially multi-year process, the suit alleges that Google unfairly stymied competition.

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So what?

The first major anti-trust suit brought against a tech company since Microsoft in the 1990s, this case could force Google to change its business model, while also setting precedent for tighter government control over Apple, Amazon, Facebook and other tech giants.

Does this suit signal a new type of relationship between digital technology and governments, one where national governments assert greater control over global tech giants. What outcome of this investigation into Google, as well as others into Apple, Facebook and Amazon etc., would be the most beneficial for people and communities?

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