Justice Department Files Antitrust Suit Against Google

Danny Vena, The Motley Fool
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Justice Department Files Antitrust Suit Against Google
Justice Department Files Antitrust Suit Against Google

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet's (NASDAQ: GOOGL) (NASDAQ: GOOG) Google this morning, and the DOJ is holding a briefing to detail the charges. The case alleges that the company has used anticompetitive practices to maintain its stranglehold on search dominance and digital advertising. The DOJ claims that Google used a network of exclusionary tactics and competition-stifling contracts to keep rivals from gaining a foothold.