https://www.npr.org/2023/09/12/ [login to see] /doj-google-monopoly-antitrust-trial-search-engine The United States government is taking on one of the world's most powerful companies: Google.
A court battle kicks off on Tuesday in which the U.S. Justice Department will argue that Google abused its power as a monopoly to dominate the search engine business. It's the government's first major monopoly case to make it to trial in decades and the first in the age of the modern internet.
The Justice Department's case hinges on claims that Google illegally orchestrated its business dealings, so that it's the first search engine people see when they turn on their phones and web browsers. The government says Google's goal was to stomp out competition.