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US Government Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google

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US Government Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google . According to CNN, the Trump administration sued Google on Tuesday. The Justice Department alleges that Google has cornered approximately 80% of the search market, harming competition and subduing rivals. . The tech giant has allegedly done this via "exclusionary agreements" with device manufacturers and browser developers amid additional anticompetitive practices. According to the complaint, which CNN calls "the largest antitrust case against a tech company in more than two decades," . eleven states have joined the suit. Google search is not a neutral gateway to the information available on the web, David Dinielli, a senior advisor at Omidyar Network and a former DOJ antitrust official, to CNN Business. Google search is a set of algorithms designed to make Google — or Alphabet, its parent company — the most money it can possibly make, David Dinielli, a senior advisor at Omidyar Network and a former DOJ antitrust official, to CNN Business. Google SVP Global Affairs and Chief Legal Officer Kent Walker has called the lawsuit "deeply flawed.". People use Google because they choose to, not because they're forced to, or because they can't find alternatives, Google SVP Global Affairs and Chief Legal Officer Kent Walker, via blog post