Why Is the Department of Justice Suing Google?
On Tuesday, the Department of Justice filed a suit against Google, accusing the company of creating a monopoly on internet searching which suppresses competition and harms consumers.
…this process won’t be easy. But the likelihood of the government achieving effective restraints on Google’s anticompetitive abuses shouldn’t be underestimated.
We’ve got nothing against Google as a search engine; its ever-efficient brain may even have brought you to this editorial. But in an America that must remain eternally on guard against the illegal use of monopoly power to crush competitors and restrict consumer choice, we welcome the Justice Department’s complaint against the tech titan for allegedly rigging what should be a dynamic marketplace to cement its dominance.
You have to do something extraordinary to unite Elizabeth Warren and Bill Barr.
But that’s what Google has done. President Trump’s attorney general and personal fixer has filed an antitrust suit against the trillion-dollar internet titan. And the Massachusetts senator, who despises everything about the Trump administration and has called on Barr to resign, is cheering him on. Sort of.