Justice Department and State Attorneys Will Likely File Antitrust Lawsuits Against Google
The Justice Department and a group of state attorneys general will likely file antitrust lawsuits against Alphabet Inc.’s Google.
According to people close to this affair, they are also planning litigation against the tech giant.
The Justice Department has plans on bringing the case forward as soon as this summer.
Several state attorneys general such as Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton will likely file the lawsuit in the fall.
The primary focus in these lawsuits are on Google’s online advertising business. The Wall Street Journal noted the following:
The company owns the dominant tool at every link in the complex chain between online publishers and advertisers. The Justice Department likewise is making Google’s ad technology one of its points of emphasis. But it is also focusing more broadly on concerns that Google uses its dominant search business to stifle competition, people familiar with the matter said.
Despite the Wuhan virus pandemic making work complicated for the Justice Department, Attorney General William Barr has allocated significant resources into the Google investigation and continues to place it as a top priority. Barr told The Wall Street Journal in March that he wanted the Justice Department to make a final decision this summer. “I’m hoping that we bring it to fruition early summer,” Barr said during the time. “And by fruition I mean, decision time.”
Paxton said the pandemic was not preventing his office from pursuing further action. “We’ve issued [civil subpoenas] to Google and impacted third parties. We hope to have the investigation wrapped up by fall,” Paxton declared in a statement. “If we determine that filing is merited we will go to court soon after that.”
“We continue to engage with the ongoing investigations led by the Department of Justice and Attorney General Paxton, and we don’t have any updates or comments on speculation. Our focus is firmly on providing services that help consumers, support thousands of businesses and enable increased choice and competition,” a Google spokeswoman stated.
Google is one of the arms of the Big Tech estate that enforces the managerial state’s political correctness agenda.
An investigation into its practices will shine a lot of light on how it manipulates public opinion.