Justice Department Files Massive Antitrust Suit Against Google

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The Department of Justice filed suit against Google on Tuesday, along with 11 state attorneys general, for controlling what the department said was an illegal monopoly on the online search and advertising industry.

Among other things, the complaint noted, Google requires mobile device providers to enter into exclusivity agreements that forbid them from offering preinstalled search services other than Google’s. In Apple’s case, Google also requires that its search engine come preinstalled on the Safari internet browser.

“Google has entered into a series of exclusionary agreements that collectively lock up the primary avenues through which users access search engines, and thus the internet, by requiring that Google be set as the preset default general search engine on
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