Dave Yost, the Attorney General of Ohio, has filed a lawsuit against Google for their monopolistic practices, and is arguing the company should be regulated by the government.
The lawsuit, filed in a state court, alleged that the tech giant uses its market power as the top search engine to give preferential treatment to its own products, services, and apps on search results pages, thereby disadvantaging competitors.
Yost is absolutely correct. Google is garbage and they automatically sends news searches to leftist sites.
“Google uses its dominance of internet search to steer Ohioans to Google’s own products — that’s discriminatory and anti-competitive,” Yost, a Republican, said in a statement. “When you own the railroad or the electric company or the cellphone tower, you have to treat everyone the same and give everybody access.”
The lawsuit said almost 67% of Google searches started and ended on Google-owned platforms, with users typically starting on Google’s search page and then being led to another of its services, such as YouTube, Google Maps, Google News, or Google Shopping.
The lawsuit does not seek monetary damages but rather greater government control over how Google runs its business.
I’m all for smiting Big Tech, especially after the last few years. These corporations are out of control, and if Ohio can start the ball rolling against Google, maybe Twitter and Facebook won’t be far behind.