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US Justice Department sues Google in biggest antitrust case in 20 years

Case marks a rare moment of agreement between Trump and the Democrats, with 11 states taking the firm to court

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Google, whose search engine is so ubiquitous that its name has become a verb, had revenue of $162 billion in 2019, more than the nation of Hungary

Diane Bartz & David Shepardson | Reuters Washington
The US Justice Department and 11 states filed an antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet Inc’s Google on Tuesday for allegedly breaking the law in using its market power to fend off rivals.
 
Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
 
Google, whose search engine is so ubiquitous that its name has become a verb, had revenue of $162 billion in 2019, more than the nation of Hungary.
 
Coming just days before the US presidential election, the filing’s timing could be seen as a political gesture since it fulfills a promise made by President Donald Trump to his supporters to

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First Published: Oct 21 2020 | 1:38 AM IST

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