Company accused of ‘maintaining power through exclusionary practices’
A lawsuit against Google has been launched by the Department of Justice, reports Ars Technica. The company behaved ‘anticompetitively’ and ‘unfairly pushed out rivals in its search businesses’, the suit alleges. ‘Google is the gateway to the Internet’, said the DOJ and has ‘maintained its power through exclusionary practices that are harmful to competition.’ The complaint focuses on search, but DOJ officials did not rule out the potential to add further allegations. The DOJ’s investigation into the effects of competition in the digital market is still ongoing.
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