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Coja Petrus Uscan

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https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/358109

The DOJ Just Slammed Google With a Landmark Antitrust Case
It's the largest legal challenge that Google has faced in its history, and is likely to result in a court fight that could last years.


The United States Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google on Tuesday morning, kicking off the largest legal challenge the tech giant has ever faced.

The case argues that Google uses a network of illegal, exclusionary business deals which disadvantage smaller competitors, building an unfair advantage in search and online advertising. Eleven states joined the Justice Department in its lawsuit.

Google is unlikely to back down from the legal fight, which could stretch out in court for years.

The lawsuit argues that Google unfairly pays smartphone manufacturers to place its apps front-and-center by pre-installing them on handsets. It pays for this using revenue from its advertising platform, the DOJ will argue.

The antitrust suit will be led by the appointees of whoever wins the November 3 presidential election.

The DOJ said on Twitter it will hold a virtual briefing on "an antitrust announcement" at 9:45 a.m. ET, but did not specify whether the announcement would be about Google.

The heavily anticipated lawsuit comes amid growing bipartisan scrutiny of Big Tech firms. President Donald Trump has pushed his administration to crack down on Big Tech companies, which he perceives as biased against him, while both Democratic and Republican lawmakers are calling for tech giants to be more heavily regulated.

Last month, House Democrats published a report following a year-long investigation that concluded Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon have monopoly power on part with "oil barons and railroad tycoons" of past centuries.

Google is also currently the subject of a probe by 50 state attorneys general, which was officially announced in September last year.
 

budoslavic

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https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/358109

The DOJ Just Slammed Google With a Landmark Antitrust Case
It's the largest legal challenge that Google has faced in its history, and is likely to result in a court fight that could last years.


The United States Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google on Tuesday morning, kicking off the largest legal challenge the tech giant has ever faced.

The case argues that Google uses a network of illegal, exclusionary business deals which disadvantage smaller competitors, building an unfair advantage in search and online advertising. Eleven states joined the Justice Department in its lawsuit.

Google is unlikely to back down from the legal fight, which could stretch out in court for years.

The lawsuit argues that Google unfairly pays smartphone manufacturers to place its apps front-and-center by pre-installing them on handsets. It pays for this using revenue from its advertising platform, the DOJ will argue.

The antitrust suit will be led by the appointees of whoever wins the November 3 presidential election.

The DOJ said on Twitter it will hold a virtual briefing on "an antitrust announcement" at 9:45 a.m. ET, but did not specify whether the announcement would be about Google.

The heavily anticipated lawsuit comes amid growing bipartisan scrutiny of Big Tech firms. President Donald Trump has pushed his administration to crack down on Big Tech companies, which he perceives as biased against him, while both Democratic and Republican lawmakers are calling for tech giants to be more heavily regulated.

Last month, House Democrats published a report following a year-long investigation that concluded Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon have monopoly power on part with "oil barons and railroad tycoons" of past centuries.

Google is also currently the subject of a probe by 50 state attorneys general, which was officially announced in September last year.
"it's the largest legal challenge that Google has faced in its history, and is likely to result in a court fight that could last years."

Nope, if Biden and the dems get back in it won't last a month. Remember the days when democrats were worried about big companies and their control of the economy and influence?

This is too little too late from whatever loyal components of the GOP are left. I suspect there are some loyal democrats too - but both are eclipsed by the corrupted globalists in both parties.
 
If Republicans were smart and not corrupt (and they are neither) they would require ALL federal contractors to protect and not violate the first and second amendments. All Banks are federal contractors. Democrats did this with banks and diversity which is one reason banks are woke. They have to be.

Republicans could do this but they don't want to, because they are paid opposition.

I would also love to learn why companies like PayPal do this - threats from the ADL? and if so what kind of threats?
 

Athanasius

Pelican
The more I think about this topic, the more I'm convinced that trying to set little Jack and the other tech titans on the right course is not the right major step. I'm OK with trying to change 230, establishing Robert Epstein monitoring systems, and punishing big tech in every way possible, but these clever tricksters will find ways to further break their algorithms and shade search results in a way that is difficult to rein in. They will continue their arbitrary sniping of content creators. They'll continue using fake "fact check" groups. They will keep buying off legislators. We should assume they will always be committed enemies, and the brazenness of their shutdowns of the Trump officials and major papers like the NY Post show it's late in the game.

These next 4 years have to be about rebuilding and fortifying communication supply lines. The #1 service Trump could provide if he wins is to start tweeting elsewhere and encouraging his supporters to move to other social media platforms. Getting people on sites where people can speak freely would be a great win for organizing for the next election. Early adopters like many of us have jumped, but most haven't and aren't noticing enough how many people are getting sniped and hassled. Trump's opportunity to encourage this switch is the first year or two of his 2nd term, as after that a president usually becomes a lame duck.

Regardless of whether Trump helps, there also needs to be a grassroots campaigns of the "Epstein didn't kill himself" variety to encourage conservatives to abandon these big tech platforms for uncompromised ones that cannot easily be shut down. Big tech's silencing of alternate Covid narratives and locking down discussion of Biden's corruption is intolerable. I think we are at a crossroads with free speech in this country like no other time in my lifetime (911 was not nearly so bad).

The question of which platforms are best is for another post and has been discussed elsewhere. The point is that strategically these enemy orgs need to be abandoned for the same reason you wouldn't allow your enemy to guard your supply lines.
 
These next 4 years have to be about rebuilding and fortifying communication supply lines. The #1 service Trump could provide if he wins is to start tweeting elsewhere and encouraging his supporters to move to other social media platforms. Getting people on sites where people can speak freely would be a great win for organizing for the next election. Early adopters like many of us have jumped, but most haven't and aren't noticing enough how many people are getting sniped and hassled. Trump's opportunity to encourage this switch is the first year or two of his 2nd term, as after that a president usually becomes a lame duck.
It looks like trump is actually using gab.com which is free-speech social media platform.
 
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