36 states accuse Google of violating antitrust laws
After becoming the sole owner of the Internet, the governments of 36 US states rebelled against the enslaving policy of suppression of competition and filed a class action lawsuit against Google.
The subject of the dispute was the Google Play Store, which directly says that all users of the Android OS need to use only their store, simultaneously charging a commission for conducting transactions.
"Google has served as the gatekeeper of the internet for many years, but, more recently, it has also become the gatekeeper of our digital devices — resulting in all of us paying more for the software we use every day," said New York Attorney General Letitia James. "Once again, we are seeing Google use its dominance to illegally quash competition and profit to the tune of billions. Through its illegal conduct, the company has ensured that hundreds of millions of Android users turn to Google, and only Google, for the millions of applications they may choose to download to their phones and tablets."
The new lawsuit will be investigated in parallel with previous allegations against the tech giant, which has monopolized search engines.
The lawsuit is led by the attorney generals of New York, Utah, Tennessee and North Carolina.
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