Why Google Is Being Sued by the Justice Department | WSJ

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The Justice Department is filing an antitrust lawsuit against Google. Here’s how the tech giant ended up in the crosshairs of federal regulators. WSJ’s Jason Bellini reports. Photo: Getty Images

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46 comments

HMNG Hawj October 21, 2020 - 4:29 AM

why are you touching my portfolio

Yuen Tsang October 21, 2020 - 4:32 AM

These lawsuits are BS.

chan pol October 21, 2020 - 4:36 AM

In the United States, antitrust law is a collection of federal and state government laws that regulate the conduct and organization of business corporations and are generally intended to promote competition for the benefit of consumers. The main statutes are the Sherman Act of 1890, the Clayton Act of 1914 and the Federal Trade Commission Act of 1914. These Acts serve three major functions. First, Section 1 of the Sherman Act prohibits price-fixing and the operation of cartels, and prohibits other collusive practices that unreasonably restrain trade. Second, Section 7 of the Clayton Act restricts the mergers and acquisitions of organizations that would likely substantially lessen competition. Third, Section 2 of the Sherman Act prohibits the abuse of monopoly power. Wikipedia

Jonathan Fasulo October 21, 2020 - 4:39 AM

Good they deserve it what a nerve they have wheres our freedom anyway

dmt Handmade October 21, 2020 - 4:50 AM

How many former FTC employees from the time leading up to the 2013 decision not to go after them have been employed by google or taken on as "consultants" in the years since? See also operatives of both major parties.

Ani1132 October 21, 2020 - 4:51 AM

Why only now? Google probably has been doing for decades. Why just now?

TheDaleDalek October 21, 2020 - 4:52 AM

I use Google because I choose to, not because I have to

Dag Nabbit October 21, 2020 - 4:53 AM

I use Google. I have always liked them but they do some buttehead maneuvers I don’t like sometimes. I have had a Windows 10 and Vista Computer. I have an IPhone – For some reason I don’t trust Androids Tried Bing . It wasn’t loathsome but I didn’t really like it .

Planck M. October 21, 2020 - 4:53 AM

About time.

Host Mo Berry October 21, 2020 - 4:59 AM

Everything is coming to a head. Hold on for the ride folks

Mike Clemo October 21, 2020 - 4:59 AM

Normally I’m against big tech. However I don’t think they have a case here. I can literally have whatever browser I want at will. Microsoft was different because I was forced into having their browsers and software. If I’m able to choose what I want when I want I don’t feel like I’m being forced into a monopoly.

jay nicholas October 21, 2020 - 5:03 AM

Consumers like to use Google. It is the only best search engine beside Yandex, Russian Search engine. oh.. I SEE NOW.

Miss Mutterfly October 21, 2020 - 5:06 AM

Look in the mirror DOJ!!!

David Walker October 21, 2020 - 5:09 AM

I must be dumb, I thought this was about all the enormous censorship taking place.

Thomas Smestead October 21, 2020 - 5:10 AM

My gripe is censorship of conservative content by the Google subsidiary, You Tube.

Thomas Smestead October 21, 2020 - 5:10 AM

My gripe is censorship of conservative content by the Google

Thomas Smestead October 21, 2020 - 5:10 AM

My gripe is censorship of conservative content by the Google

Thomas Smestead October 21, 2020 - 5:10 AM

My gripe is censorship of conservative content by the Google

Thomas Smestead October 21, 2020 - 5:10 AM

My gripe is censorship of conservative content by the Google

Thomas Smestead October 21, 2020 - 5:10 AM

My gripe is censorship of conservative content by the Google

Candice Can Too! October 21, 2020 - 5:12 AM

THEY ARE BEING SUED BY DOJ BECAUSE GOOGLE IS A MONOPOLY AND MONOPOLIES ARE ILLEGAL IN AMERICA.

tre bushett October 21, 2020 - 5:13 AM

Gulag Google ceo – a grinning wide-boy !

Terri McCan October 21, 2020 - 5:14 AM

Advertising has nothing to do with anything. It is controlling what we see. Not good.

Terri McCan October 21, 2020 - 5:17 AM

Lets get some new companies

Nicholai Alexei October 21, 2020 - 5:34 AM

Despite the economic crisis and the rate of unemployment now is the best time to invest

Samuel October 21, 2020 - 5:37 AM

Sue them for 50 billion at least.

David Boson October 21, 2020 - 5:39 AM

democracy is not rich enough to counter Mega Corporations

Tim Miller October 21, 2020 - 5:41 AM

Google needs yo be fair and stop their sneaky business practices.

vandergruff October 21, 2020 - 5:50 AM

Sue them. Into oblivion.

Praveen Kumar October 21, 2020 - 5:50 AM

Twitter also should wbe …..

My Time October 21, 2020 - 5:51 AM

This is why I use Search Lock, there better & it's worth my privacy & there not politically motivated.

denis correa October 21, 2020 - 5:52 AM

The politicians just want to be paid, they want a piece of that big delicious pie… of money.

Alda Harrison October 21, 2020 - 5:52 AM

Google also worldwide unhappiness with manipulation

Terence October 21, 2020 - 5:53 AM

Big Tech, like Big Tobacco yet with tech.

Charlie D October 21, 2020 - 5:54 AM

Just in time…. Because it’s the next part of the script, to get us to think the G actually cares. It’s Foolishness to believe that, when they see us as animals, wards of the state, corporations, chattel, human subjects not a living man or women or child which gives them the ability to do whatever they want. USC United States Code / UCC Uniform Commercial Code

Mary Lamb October 21, 2020 - 5:55 AM

This is just like the Microsoft anti-competition methods used in the 1990s.

Jorgiño October 21, 2020 - 5:56 AM

Google should be facing censorship low suit as well.?

BtimeC October 21, 2020 - 6:02 AM

They need to get google out of the education game. It is creepy how they have wormed their way into every classroom- especially now with Covid. Kids are being tracked, etc. Just gross.

Gen X October 21, 2020 - 6:02 AM

Death to Google!

Armen Topchyan October 21, 2020 - 6:03 AM

Why isn't Amazon being sued for monopolizing eCommerce??? Apple for trapping consumers with their iMessage blue bubble bullsh*t???

Sean Penn October 21, 2020 - 6:04 AM

I wouldn't trust the Wall Street Journal at all. Their in the Swamp.

Nick Daniel Kjeldgaard October 21, 2020 - 6:07 AM

Finally ?

Scott Staritzky October 21, 2020 - 6:07 AM

Break it up. Look how great our phones: service, quality, and price became after the government broke up the phone company. Monopolies are bad for the consumer.

喬峰 October 21, 2020 - 6:10 AM

USA is infiltrated and disintegrated by Communist Party of China

Mace Face October 21, 2020 - 6:13 AM

I hate being American I'll see you soon

Mace Face October 21, 2020 - 6:14 AM

Guillotine 2020

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