The anti-trust lawsuit against Google alleging conspiracy to monopolize search engines

The anti-trust lawsuit against Google alleging conspiracy to monopolize search engines

The U.S. Department of Justice and 11 states have filed antitrust lawsuits against Google. Google, the world's most used search engine, has been accused of deliberately ending competition.

The company is said to have illegally entered into a special deal with a smartphone maker to create its own monopoly. This is the biggest issue facing a technology company in two decades.

Earlier, in 1998, a similar case was filed by Microsoft. However, this allegation against Google is not new.

There are reports that the United States, Australia, Japan, and even Europe are preparing to challenge the monopoly of big technology companies.

This is the accusation against Google

The 54-page lawsuit against Google alleges that Google made a special deal to capture more than 90 percent of the search engine business. The Google search engine is the default search engine on such devices.

Google paid billions of dollars from its advertising revenue to mobile manufacturers, carriers, and browsers to become Google's preset search engine. Through which Google managed to prevent other competing search engines from coming up on millions of devices.

Another allegation is that Apple and Google, with the help of each other, pushed their other companies out of the competition. In the United States alone, about half of the Google search engine traffic came from Apple's iPhone.

From that, Apple raised one-fifth of its revenue from Google. Google stopped the invention. Eliminates user choices and affects privacy data service quality.

Google did not take advantage of its position to give other companies and startups a chance to flourish or invent. The U.S. Department of Justice filed the lawsuit after a year-long investigation.

Google's chief legal officer, Kate Walker, said the issue was unfounded. He has made it clear that the user prefers to use Google.

"Google has not forced anyone to use its services," he said. There are still options if anyone wants to. '

‘Google pays Apple and other smartphone companies to provide self-space to reach as many users as possible. There is nothing wrong with that, "said Walker.

He argues that the US anti-trust law is not designed to make a competitor stronger. "The issue is not going to go to court for long," he said. All the services that Google is providing to the users are free. It's wrong to think that anyone else will be harmed. '

What will happen now

Since the case was filed, many questions have been raised about the state involved. The lawsuit was filed just two weeks before the election.

Generally, there is a fear that any step will affect the election. That is why the government does not take any big step in such a situation.

11 states have sided with the Justice Department. All of them are Republic Attorney Journals. In fact, all 50 states in the United States launched an investigation against Google a year ago.

The hearing of such cases takes a long time and the decision may take two / three years. A similar lawsuit against Microsoft was settled in 1998.

Google has previously faced similar charges in Europe. If the company loses, it may need to change its structure.

If the decision is in favor of Google, it will have the power to make it stronger. This could jeopardize the government's efforts to control technology companies.

The US presidential election is being held on November 3. Then the issue will be fought by the new government. Democrats have long argued that anti-trust legislation should be amended in the new digital age.