This was the day Trump supporters were waiting for and Democrats feared.
And it has the potential to change everything.
That’s because William Barr hauled this top Trump enemy into court on a charge that will ruin them.
Attorney General William Barr announced that 11 Republican state Attorneys General joined the Department of Justice in bringing an anti-trust lawsuit against Google.
The Department of Justice argued that Google used its coercive monopoly powers to crush the ability of competitors to build competing search engines.
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.
This case has been building for years as conservatives realized left-wing tech companies sought to use their platforms to censor right-leaning views and rig the election against Donald Trump.
After the 2016 election, fake news media critics ripped Google and other tech companies for allowing Donald Trump to freely communicate with voters without any censorship or filter applied by left-wing “fact checkers.”
Immediately after Trump’s victory, Google and other companies sought to make it up to their allies on the left.
Breitbart alleged that Google manipulated its search algorithm to suppress search traffic to Breitbart and eliminate results for articles on Breitbart that were negative towards Joe Biden.
Google can play God on the internet because there is no ability to compete with Google due to Google’s dominance in controlling online advertising and search.
The Department of Justice’s anti-trust lawsuit is the first step towards reining in left-wing tech companies that press their thumbs down on the scales in elections to benefit Democrats and hurt Republicans.
A second strike against big tech is building after Twitter and Facebook censored the New York Post’s article about Hunter Biden’s emails.
In the 2020 election, Twitter censored President Trump 65 times and Joe Biden 0 times.
Twitter and Facebook can censor the President of the United States because of a special carve out created by Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act which grants tech companies immunity for liability so long as they act as neutral content platforms.
That is clearly no longer the case.
Big tech needs to be taken down a peg as Facebook, Twitter and Google are the most powerful companies in the history of the world and are now using clout to meddle in American elections.
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