Big Tech is taking another hit.
This time it is Google.
36 states, plus Washington D.C. are suing Google over antitrust violations.
A group of 36 states and Washington D.C. have sued Google, alleging that the companyâ€™s control over its Android app store violates antitrust law â€” opening a new front in regulatorsâ€™ attempts to rein in the search giant. https://t.co/m8sSz1Rl0Y
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A group of 36 states and Washington, D.C., sued Google on Wednesday in an antitrust case challenging the companyâ€™s control over its Android app store â€” opening a new front in regulatorsâ€™ attempts to rein in the search giant.
The suit, filed in California federal court and led by Utah, North Carolina, Tennessee, New York, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa and Nebraska, is the latest in a series of major antitrust cases filed against the tech industry’s biggest forces, after years of brewing unhappiness with the growing wealth and power of Silicon Valley
More on the case:
Wednesday’s suitis the latest challenge to the search giant’s plan to force all app developers who use its Google Play Store to pay a 30 percent commission on sales of digital goods or services. The change is set to go into effect in September.
The case mirrors one filed against Google by Fortnite-make Epic Games last August, and a barrage of antitrust class actions filed on behalf of app developers and consumers who allege Googleâ€™s policies have led to higher prices.
This isn’t the only lawsuit Google is facing.
Nine months ago, the Justice Department joined 14 AGs also filed an antitrust suit against Google.
This lawsuit comes nine months after the Justice Department joined 14 AG’s in an antitrust suit against Google, focusing on its use of Android contracts withÂ Apple, Mozilla, and smartphone manufacturers to allegedly leverage control over the search market in mobile technology.
Of course, Trump also announced a lawsuit against Google CEO Sundar Pichai.
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