The US Department of Justice is preparing an antitrust investigation by Google and is expected to investigate the "search and other trades" of the technology giant.
The Federal Trade Commission, which investigated Google several years ago, shelters the investigation This time, the Wall Street Journal reported to the DOJ.
"With the turf now deflated, the department is preparing to scrutinize Google's Google search and other business practices, people said," the Journal said. "It was not immediately possible to find out if Google was contacted by the department, but critics of third-party search giants have already talked to Justice Department officials, as some people familiar with the matter said." 1
"Alphabet, which posted sales of $ 136.8 billion in 2018, has been subject to antitrust pressure in the past," added CNBC. "In 2010, the company faced competition complaints from the European Commission regarding the ranking of shopping scores and ads, which resulted in Google paying $ 2.7 billion in 2017. In 2016, the EU complained about certain Android practices in which the company filed an indictment of $ 5.1 billion in the second quarter of 2018. "
The Verge noted that Google is on the search engine markets, Web browsers, mobile operating systems, e-mail, and many other product categories held the dominant position in collecting data and targeting ads. "
President Donald Trump has repeatedly wrangled Google, which many have blamed, a strong anticonservative bias to have.
"Google search results for & # 39; Trump News & # 39; are displayed" Only viewing / reporting on fake news media. In other words, they have SECURED it for me and others so that almost all the stories and messages are BAD, "Trump tweeted." Counterfeit CNN plays a prominent role. Republican, conservative and fair media are excluded. Illegal? 96% of the results in "Trump News" come from national left media, are very dangerous. Google and others suppress conservative votes and hide information and news that are good. They control what we see and what we do not. This is a very serious situation to be tackled! "
"The only" collusion "is that of the Democrats with Russia and many others, "Trump said in a tweet last November." Why did not the FBI take the server from the DNC? You still do not have it. See how biased Facebook, Google and Twitter are for the Democrats. That's the real deal! "
In December, Trump tweeted: "Facebook, Twitter and Google are so biased towards the Dems that it is ridiculous! Twitter In fact, it has made it much harder for people to join @realDonaldTrump. They have removed many names and slowed down the level and speed of the climb. You have confirmed that NOTHING was done! "
This March Trump tweeted: "Facebook, Google and Twitter, not to mention Of the corrupt media, But are not afraid, we will win anyway, just like before! #MAGA "