Department of Justice will file an antitrust lawsuit against Google today

DoJ sues Google: Showdown with 'gatekeeper to the internet' over claims it uses its power unfairly to preserve a monopoly and shut out any search engine competitors The DoJ is preparing to file a lawsuit on Tuesday that accuses Google of shutting out competitors unfairly Because Google is the preferred advertising platform among businesses, it makes billions in ad revenue Google controls 90 percent of the world's searches   It then uses that money to boost its presence on smartphones, making deals with Apple and Android to ensure it is the pre-installed search engine The DoJ will allege in its lawsuit that that practice is unfair  Google, Facebook and Twitter have all come under increased scrutiny under 's administration  They have most recently been accused of using their powers to promote left-wing political agendas  The news boosted shares of Alphabet, Google's parent company, as analysts predicted breaking the company up would bring value out of it  

By Jennifer Smith For

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

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