EU Slaps Google with More Antitrust Allegations
A Precedent for the US?
Google’s been under a lot of heat lately. EU regulators accuse the web giant of being a monopoly. Considering its explosive growth, it makes total sense. Furthermore, the company actively used its power to swat down competitors.
The situation seems to be accelerating. Google faces more and more criticism. Google is unable to adequately explain its actions to EU regulators. Seeking Alpha reported on the case.
Reuters further reported on the situation. According to the EU officials, the company faces scrutiny for its Android division. The mobile phone operating system shut out competitors, the officials allege. This follows the EU’s recent $2.7 billion fine. This fine is likely to be even larger. EU officials allege that Google used their abilities to hurt their competitors starting in January 2011. A third case against Google Adsense is also likely to strike the company. This could be the largest one yet.
Each one hurts Google’s reputation more and more. Their usage statistics hurt, as does their ability to project its power.
Looking on in the United States
It’s more than likely that regulators and courts in the United States looks on eagerly. Google’s incredible reach won’t stop the reach of the law. Each one of these circumstances point to a bigger problem. European and American observers both see it. In each case, Google and its parent Alphabet used its abilities to slap down other companies.
Furthermore, the company has so many issues that it cannot sweep under the rug. In the Adsense case, other advertisers faced an incredible disadvantage. This is the work of a company punishing its competitors. We don’t accept it from other major companies. Why accept it from a search giant?
Over the next several weeks and months, we will cover the situation closely. In conclusion, keep reading for more info.
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