William Barr is about to drag one of Trump’s biggest enemies into court with this shocking case
Every institution in America is lined up against Donald Trump’s re-election.
Some are doing so illegally.
And William Barr is about to drag one of Trump’s biggest enemies into court with this shocking case.
The Department of Justice made a long awaited announcement that it would file an antitrust case against Google alleging the search engine giant uses its monopoly powers to crush the ability of competitors to develop alternative platforms.
This issue of Google manipulating its search algorithm became an issue in 2020 after it was found that Google allegedly manipulated its search algorithms to suppress traffic to the conservative news site Breitbart.
The Wall Street Journal exclusively reports:
The Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit Tuesday alleging that Google engaged in anticompetitive conduct to preserve monopolies in search and search advertising that form the cornerstones of its vast conglomerate.
The long-anticipated case, filed in a Washington, D.C., federal court, marks the most aggressive U.S. legal challenge to a company’s dominance in the tech sector in more than two decades, with the potential to shake up Silicon Valley and beyond. Once a public darling, Google attracted considerable scrutiny over the past decade as it gained power but has avoided a true showdown with the government until now.
The department alleged that Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc., GOOG -0.22% is maintaining its status as gatekeeper to the internet through an unlawful web of exclusionary and interlocking business agreements that shut out competitors. The government alleged that Google uses billions of dollars collected from advertisements on its platform to pay mobile-phone manufacturers, carriers and browsers, like Apple Inc.’s Safari, to maintain Google as their preset, default search engine.
Many conservatives hope this is the first blow the Trump administration strikes against Big Tech.
After Twitter and Facebook moved to censor the New York Post’s story about Hunter Biden’s emails, there was a groundswell of support in revoking Big Tech’s carve out under Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act, which grants Big Tech special privileges so long as it is a neutral content provider.
When Donald Trump won in 2016, many on the Left blamed his victory on social media platforms allowing then-candidate Trump to communicate directly with the voters.
Egged on by Fake News Media outlets like CNN, the last four years have seen social media companies censor conservatives to control the flow of information about the election by suppressing negative stories about Democrats and amplifying misinformation spread by the Left about Russian collusion, The Atlantic’s fake story about Trump disparaging veterans, and other media fabricated scandals.
But now it appears the tide is turning.