After a year of investigation, it was concluded that Google took advantage of its dominant position in the search and advertising market to the detriment of competitors and consumers.
The Department of Justice of the United States will present on Tuesday a lawsuit antitrust against Alphabet Inc, the parent company of Google, he is accused of violating the law to abuse their position dominant in the market against its competitors.
After a year of investigation, it was concluded that Google , took advantage of its dominant position in the search and advertising market to the detriment of competitors and consumers, it is said that it is the most important legal offensive against a technology giant .
In its lawsuit, the Department of Justice argues that, by signing agreements with mobile phone manufacturers that use the Alphabet (Android) operating system so that their search engine is downloaded by default, Google strengthens its monopoly and harms competition and innovation.
In addition, in the Department of Justice and in the Federal Commission there are other investigations against Apple, Amazon and Facebook, where more than forty states and local administrations have also opened investigations into the alleged abuse of Google of its control of technology for digital advertising .
According to the agencies, Google struck deals with phone makers that use Alphabet’s Android operating system to preload the search engine on their phones and make it harder for rival search engines to become a replacement.
They claim that by using contracts to maintain their monopoly, competition and innovation have suffered, the plaintiffs argue, The New York Times reported.
For its part, Google has long denied allegations of antitrust violations, so it is expected to defend itself against the US Department of Justice lawsuit using a global network of lawyers, economists and lobbyists.
Also, the company says it has stiff competition in the search market, with more people finding information on sites like Amazon. He says his services have been a great help to small businesses.
The concern of the conservatives and of President Donald Trump himself is that the technology company concentrates power, money, and data from some companies, so two weeks ago, the Democratic legislators of the House of Representatives published an extensive report on the giants in which they accuse Google, as well as Apple, Amazon, and Facebook, of abusing their dominant position in the market, as reported by the Associated Press.
It is worth mentioning that this demand could also be seen as a political gesture, since the elections for president are approaching, in which Donald Trump seeks re-election, which he has promised in his campaign to hold certain companies to account for allegedly stifling conservative voices.