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DoJ About to File Anti-Trust Suit Against Google?

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posted on Sep, 4 2020 @ 01:49 PM
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The WaPo is reporting that the anti-trust probe launched last year may be about to bear fruit.


The Justice Department is expected to file an antitrust lawsuit against Google as soon as this month, according to two people familiar with the matter, after Attorney General William P. Barr overruled dozens of federal attorneys who initially signaled the U.S. government was not ready to bring such a landmark case.

The competition inquiry, which began last year, focuses on Google’s sprawling search and advertising empire and the extent to which it harms rivals and consumers. Federal officials have sought to expedite their work in recent weeks, aiming to file a complaint ideally before the 2020 presidential election, said the two people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe a law enforcement proceeding.


The time of reckoning for Big Tech may well be at hand. Is Big Tech too big? It looks like the DoJ may think so.

Mirengoff has experience working in firm for Barr. He says Barr tends to push his litigators hard for results, and that's not always comfortable and may explain the worries about lack of readiness the WaPo says federal attorneys are expressing.


However, based on my experience working for Barr (I was part of a large, multi-firm group of lawyers that Barr oversaw during the telecom litigation of the mid-1990s), I can say that he’s an aggressive, hard-charging litigator. He pushes lawyers hard and likes to see litigation move forward.

It’s easy for me to imagine that, absent any partisan political motive (he had none in the telecom litigation), Barr would press DOJ lawyers to move faster than they feel comfortable doing. Working for Barr is a rewarding experience, but not always a comfortable one.


So Barr may be reverting to form here as a hard prosecutor working quickly and relentlessly where there is less the political motive. Monopolies hurt everyone in the end.




posted on Sep, 4 2020 @ 02:01 PM
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Hope we can still "google" for stories about Google getting ripped for anti-trust 😎



posted on Sep, 4 2020 @ 02:03 PM
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Yes please!

Break the monopoly up. It has way too much power.



posted on Sep, 4 2020 @ 02:03 PM
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I suspect you'll need to use DuckDuckGo to find news stories about this lawsuit.



posted on Sep, 4 2020 @ 05:01 PM
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Big Tech is the real threat to our election integrity. They are interfering more than any government ever could.




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