Video platform Rumble sues Google for antitrust practices
The video platform Rumble, based in Toronto, filed a lawsuit against Google over using its market power to improperly hamper competitors. Rumble alleged in the lawsuit that Google unfairly favours YouTube, given its search algorithm purposefully gives preference to YouTube over Rumble in Google’s search results. Rumble is seeking damages and injunctive relief to prevent Google from continuing to illegally maintain its monopoly in the streaming market.
In 2020, Google faced several antitrust lawsuits led by more than 30 US states claiming that the company used its monopoly power to diminish websites in its search engine.