DOJ, 11 States File Civil Lawsuit Against Google for “unlawfully maintaining a monopoly”

The DOJ has filed an antitrust lawsuit against tech giant Google Tuesday, accusing the trillion dollar company of violating anti-trust laws and abuse of their search dominance.

Barr wrote in a statement “This morning the Department of Justice, along with eleven states, filed a civil lawsuit against Google for unlawfully maintaining a monopoly in general search services and search advertising in violation of the U.S. antitrust laws.”

According to Reuters “the complaint says that Google has nearly 90% of all general search engine queries in the United States and almost 95% of searches on mobile.”

NPR called the move “the most significant action the federal government has taken against a tech company in two decades.”

Rep. Doug Collins tweeted a Fox Business report of the story and wrote “Get ready, @Twitter. You’re next.”

Attorney General Barr called the case “a monumental case for the Department of Justice and, more importantly, for the American consumer.”

Here is his full statement:

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