Justice Department Builds Antitrust Case Against Google

This could have far-reaching implications.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is expected to bring an antitrust action against Google in coming weeks, focusing on its dominance in online search and whether it was used to stifle competition and hurt consumers, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press Thursday.

The department also is examining Google’s online advertising practices, said the person, who could not discuss an ongoing investigation publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. Antitrust officials at the department briefed state attorneys general Thursday on the planned action against Google, seeking support from states across the country that share concerns about Google’s conduct.

The anticipated lawsuit against Google could be the government’s biggest legal offensive to protect competition since the groundbreaking case against Microsoft almost 20 years ago.

Lawmakers and consumer advocates accuse Google of abusing its dominance in online search and advertising to stifle competition and boost its profits.

5 Responses to Justice Department Builds Antitrust Case Against Google

  1. Jason says:

    Does someone want to explain it to Foust?

  2. Mar says:

    It really is very sad that jjf has decided to be a troll.
    I actually have some respect for the guy due to his profession. Assuming he is fairly old, but not Le Roi old, jjf has seen so much increase in technology in the past 20-30 years and I envy him for that. Especially since I can barely get my cell phone to work and have no idea what a smart TV is.
    But instead of using that knowledge and experience, he decides to be a troll and a liar.
    What a shame.

  3. Jason says:

    Late 50’s, probably used the username jfoust1 on ExecPC’s BBS, his most active times on Reddit are between 8AM and Noon, complains about a company raising their prices, loves wearing a collared shirt under a sweater, and is a cruller connoisseur, and foolishly thinks he could win a year’s worth of Famous Dave’s ribs.

  4. jjf says:

    What are you mumbling about, DJ Jason?

  5. Jason says:

    Nothing at all Geek Squad Foust.

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