The US Department of Justice Just Took Official Legal Action Against Google’s Monopoly

Google has been growing at such a rate that its monopoly has ended up becoming quite apparent to a lot of people that are out there. The US department of justice is now part of a long list of various government entities and authorities that are taking notice of Google’s supremacy and dominance and has now filed an official complaint that would result in legal action being taken against the company once all has been said and is now out of the way.

Google processes 90% of all searches made on the internet and has taken steps to stifle competition in the market according to this complaint. The complaint also alleges that Google has used its vast resources to pay companies to prefer Google as their main search engine, with Apple’s Safari browser among others being used as some kind of an example of this sort of thing.

With all of that having been said and out of the way, it is important to note that a lot of people, including the folks over at Google, are criticizing this decision. While there are certain parallels such as the accusations levied against Microsoft in the 90s for pushing Internet Explorer as the default option, at the same time many are noting that innovation made it so that the default option ceased to be relevant since people started preferring more advanced browsers anyway.

Some are also saying that this is a hypocritical move since the US has always been the land of monopolies with companies like Disney and AT&T creating monopolies that are far more widespread and have resulted in stifled innovation yet the department of justice has failed to take action against them.

It remains to be seen what will come of this sort of thing, and chances are that the case will drag on for years, but how it turns out might have a huge impact on the world of tech.


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