What you need to know
- An antitrust investigation against Google in the U.S. might lead to a lawsuit in the fall.
- The investigation started out as a probe into Google's online advertising business but later delved into its Search and Android operations.
- A Google spokeswoman confirms the companies continued cooperation with law enforcement, but could not comment on potential results.
Google may be facing a lawsuit from the United States Department of Justice later this fall as the body wraps up its antitrust investigation. The story comes after a nearly yearlong probe which ran from last June. It started as an investigation into the company's online advertising practices and eventually expanded its scope into its Google Search and Android businesses as well. An investigation from Indian authorities in 2019 also revolved around the same subject matter.
The Wall Street Journal reported:
In response to the story, a Google spokeswoman gave the following statement to the Journal:
This is what the DOJ will look for in its antitrust claims against Google
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