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US accuses Google of illegally protecting monopoly

  • Washington | The US Justice Department accused Google of maintaining an illegal monopoly over search and search advertising in a lawsuit filed Tuesday (Wednesday AEDT), the government's most significant legal challenge to a tech company's market power in a generation.
  • In its suit, filed in a federal court in Washington, the agency accused Google, a unit of Alphabet, of illegally maintaining its monopoly over search through several exclusive business contracts and agreements that lock out competition.
  • Jeffrey Rosen, the deputy attorney general who led the investigation, said that Google "has maintained its monopoly power through exclusionary practices that are harmful to competition".
  • The lawsuit comes two weeks after Democratic lawmakers on the House Judiciary Committee released a report on the tech giants that accused Google of controlling a monopoly over online search and the ads that come up when users enter a query.

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