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DOJ Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google

The Department of Justice filed an antitrust suit against Google on Tuesday, alleging that the tech giant has used its dominance in the search business to become a “monopoly gatekeeper” of the internet.

The Justice Department alleges that Google, which is a division of Alphabet, paid billions of dollars to Apple and other mobile-phone manufacturers, as well as to web-browser companies, for those companies to maintain Google as their default search engine.

Those payments and similar arrangements have allowed Google to maintain a lock on the web-search market, which has long been the foundation of its business, according to the antitrust suit.

Read the source article at CBS News

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