Google could face antitrust lawsuits in the United States

Both the United States Department of Justice and a group of fifty state attorneys general are likely to file antitrust lawsuits against Alphabet Inc.’s Google. The state attorneys general opened an inquiry and began collaboration with the Department of Justice in January. However, Google’s influence amidst the current COVID-19 crisis, a lack of antitrust enforcement and partisan politics in the United States have raised fears of delay. It is still unclear if the lawsuit would be filled as a single case or multiple. Due to its user size that numbers in billions, Google can discourage competitions in many ways. The litigation is yet to be focused on a specific set of practices, such as its advertising business or search business.

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