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The U.S. Department of justice will file an antitrust lawsuit against Google on Tuesday

via:cnBeta.COM     time:2020/10/20 21:30:46     readed:121

The U.S. Department of Justice will file an anti-trust lawsuit against Google, local time, alleging the tech giant abused its position to become the Internet

Officials also said the lawsuit would target agreements related to Android systems, with Google demanding that its search tools be pre-installed on other companies' devices.

According to a source in the Wall Street Journal, the government considers Google's actions to be illegal and exclusive because its list of related agreements hinders full competition from competitors.

For Android, the protocols are said to prohibit the inclusion of competitor search tools from the list of pre installed apps on the device.

The Justice Department believes that by taking action to ensure that it becomes the default search in the Safari and to minimize the opportunities for others to gain an advantage in Android, Google is too strong. Officials estimate that Google may own or control about 80% of the search channels covering the United States, which means that competitors' services can not get enough audience to grow and prevent anyone else from expanding to become a full competitor to Google. This reduces consumer choice in search, while advertisers have to face uncompetitive prices.

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