By Jennifer Smith For Dailymail.com
Published: 14:00 BST, 20 October 2020 | Updated: 15:33 BST, 20 October 2020
The Department of Justice on Tuesday will file an anti-trust lawsuit against Google, claiming it uses its unprecedented power unfairly to preserve its 'monopoly' over the internet.
The complaint - filed by the DoJ and 11 states - alleges that Google plays favorites with businesses, shutting out any possible competitors, and also uses the billions it makes in ad revenue to boost its own presence on Apple an Android devices by ensuring they become the go-to search engine on smartphones.
They will argue that Google makes it impossible for any competing search engines to have a sizeable share of the market because a) advertisers go to them and no one else to make their market their products and b) that gives Google an unfair advantage in dominating the search engine market on smartphones.
Google called the lawsuit 'deeply flawed' but would not give further comment on Tuesday.
'Today’s lawsuit by the Department of Justice is deeply flawed. People use Google because they choose to -- not because they're forced to or because they can't find alternatives. We will have a full statement this morning,' the company said in a statement.
The lawsuit is the result of a 16-month