Culture DOJ reportedly preparing antitrust probe of Google -

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CNBC said:
The U.S. Justice Department is planning an antitrust investigation into Alphabet’s Google subsidiary, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.
The report comes amid discussion from politicians and the public about whether large technology companies should be broken up. The Justice Department launched a major antitrust case against Microsoft in 1998 that led to several rules the company had to follow for years.
Alphabet, which racked up $136.8 billion in revenue in 2018, has faced antitrust pressure in the past.
In 2010, the company faced antitrust complaints from the European Commission regarding ranking of shopping search results and ads, which resulted in Google paying $2.7 billion in 2017. In 2016, the EC complained of certain Android practices to which the company recognized a charge of $5.1 billion in the second quarter of 2018.
Google and the Justice Department didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
Big if true.

 

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Any bets on how many OP-EDs will take the spicy hot standpoint; "this isn't ok and its a bad thing. Orange man is bad too"
I am going to be mad on the internet when that shit starts. I have come to terms with my shift to right wing, but I still sometimes wish I could rally the left to get rid of all the neoliberal corporate dick sucking cunts and go back to fighting for the disadvantaged.
 

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If this actually goes through, the only reason it will is because Google has played too much with China for the US government's liking. This isn't because Google deserves it, but because they're trying to play both sides.
I never quite looked at it this way, but this does make sense. Especially considering the recent Huawei ban. I can't say I disagree with this sentiment, though. Chiners up to no good.
 
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