DOJ To File Antitrust Suit Against Google Alleging Digital Ad Monopoly, Report Says | Eastern North Carolina Now

    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Tim Pearce.

    The Department of Justice (DOJ) is reportedly prepping to sue Google over the tech behemoth's dominance in the digital advertising space.

    The DOJ is expected to file the lawsuit in court by the end of the week, sources familiar with the preparations told Bloomberg. It will be the latest in series of antitrust cases made against the company by federal and state government entities.

    Google has not made a statement on the reported legal maneuver from the DOJ, though the company has before denied allegations of monopolistic business practices. In testimony and court filings in the past, the company has pointed to companies such as Amazon, Meta, and Microsoft as strong competitors in the digital ad space.

    Google, owned by Alphabet Inc., holds the largest share of business in the United States' $278.6 billion digital-ad market, as well as the top slot in the $626.86 billion global digital ad market.

    The DOJ's reported lawsuit will follow previous legal action taken against the tech giant in 2020 - when the department sued Google over the company's search practices.

    Then-Attorney General William Barr said at the time that Google is the "gatekeeper of the Internet."

    "This lawsuit strikes at the heart of Google's grip over the internet for millions of American consumers, advertisers, small businesses and entrepreneurs beholden to an unlawful monopolist," he said.

    In November, Google settled a legal challenge brought by dozens of states over the company's use of location tracking. Google agreed to a $391.5 million settlement with the attorneys general of 40 states that said the company continued to monitor the people's movements even after turning off their phones' location tracking feature.

    "Consistent with improvements we've made in recent years, we have settled this investigation which was based on outdated product policies that we changed years ago," Google spokesman José Castañeda said in a statement.

    In addition to its antitrust court challenges, Google has also faced recent claims of political bias against Republicans. The Republican National Committee (RNC) filed an FEC complaint against Google in April alleging that the company was suppressing GOP campaign emails through the use of its spam filter for Gmail.

    In its complaint, the RNC cited a March 2022 study by North Carolina State University's Department of Computer Science researchers.

    "The study's findings are shocking," the complaint said. "All three services displayed some disparity, with Outlook marking Democrat emails as spam approximately 27% more than Republican emails, and Yahoo marking Democrat emails as spam approximately 14% more. In comparison, however, Google's Gmail truly stands apart, as it marked Republican emails as spam at more than an 820% higher rate than it marked emails from Democrat candidates."

    The Federal Election Commission announced earlier this month that it found the allegations against Google's Gmail to be unfounded.

    "Though the NCSU Study appears to demonstrate a disparate impact from Google's spam filter, it explicitly states that its authors have 'no reason to believe that there were deliberate attempts from these email services to create these biases to influence the voters,'" the FEC said in a letter to Google.

Where do you stand on the wanton censorship by Big Tech Platforms, while retaining their Section 230 carveout indemnifying them for Slander /Defamation lawsuits and Copyright infringements?
  Big Tech Platforms have the right to Censor all speech providing they voluntarily relinquish their Section 230 Carveout.
  Big Tech Platforms DO NOT have the right to Censor any speech, while retaining multiple indemnifications by virtue of the Section 230 Carveout.
  I know nothing of this 230 talk, but "I do love me some social media".
442 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?

Go Back

Leave a Guest Comment

Your Name or Alias
Your Email Address ( your email address will not be published)
Enter Your Comment ( no code or urls allowed, text only please )

U.S. Weapons Cache ‘Not Prepared’ For Protracted War With China, Study Says Daily Wire, Guest Editorial, Editorials, Op-Ed & Politics Google Should Dismiss More Employees, Cut ‘Excessive’ Salaries From Median $300K, Investor Argues


Latest Op-Ed & Politics

Our School Board needs another breath of fresh air at the next election
Hunter Biden filed a countersuit Friday against the Delaware computer repairman, John Paul Mac Isaac, who claimed to have worked on Hunter’s personal computer way back in 2019.
On Tuesday, N.C. Senate Health Committee leaders unveiled the details of the Medicaid expansion agreement with state House leaders made last week.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) asserted that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation should “reexamine” the $250,000 deposit insurance threshold on bank accounts.
To win, he must convince the Republican electorate that competence and electability are more important than charisma and force of will.
It is unclear who, exactly, goes to Democratic officials for parenting advice, considering their first inclination when hearing you are pregnant tends to be recommending abortion.


On Monday, all seven Democratic Wake County Commissioners expressed their full support for a compromise version of House Bill 99, a bill filed by Rep. Erin Paré, R-Wake.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) could indict more than 1,000 additional people on charges related to the January 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Raleigh, NC – Today, state House Majority Leader John Bell (R-Wayne) filed the N.C. Farmland and Military Protection Act, House Bill 463, to prohibit China, Russia, Iran and other foreign adversaries and state-controlled entities from purchasing agricultural land
The Department of Defense (DoD) reportedly spends about $130,000 a day on border wall materials that are sitting in storage.


Here we see the seeds of disunity in the local GOP and why it is there


Back to Top