36 US states have sued Google for alleged antitrust violations on its Android app store, reported Wednesday, July 7th. Politico…
This is the third lawsuit filed in a California federal court to hold Google accountable for potential antitrust violations. The lawsuit was initiated by the states of Utah, North Carolina, Tennessee, New York, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa and Nebraska.
It is noted that the new lawsuit against Google was filed just nine days after a federal judge in Washington dismissed the FTC antitrust lawsuit against Facebook on the grounds that the agency did not provide sufficient evidence that the world’s largest social network is a monopoly.
In October 2020, Google was sued by the Department of Justice and 14 states. The reason was Google’s efforts to dominate the smartphone search market. Then it was about the fact that Google uses contracts with Apple and Mozilla to monopolize the market.
On January 12, Canadian operator Rumble demanded more than $ 6 billion from Google due to the manipulation of the search engine in favor of YouTube. Rumble claims $ 2 billion in losses due to non-competitive behavior.
A number of media outlets noted that American courts are literally inundated with lawsuits from competitors, advertisers and Google customers about the search engine’s abuse of its influence in the Internet space.