Opinion: The Case for Antitrust Action Against Google

Congressional calls to investigate Google for antitrust violations are heating up. The Senate Antitrust Subcommittee plans to look at the company’s likely antitrust violations, with Chairman Herb Kohl, D-WI, saying in a release:In recent years, the dominance over Internet search of the world’s largest search engine, Google, has increased and Google has increasingly sought to acquire e-commerce sites in myriad businesses. In this regard, we will closely examine allegations raised by e-commerce websites that compete with Google that they are being treated unfairly in search ranking, and in their ability to purchase search advertising. We also will continue to closely examine the impact of further acquisitions in this sector.

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