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The U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Google Tuesday for alleged antitrust violations, after the agency spent 16 months investigating the tech giant as part of a broader governmental effort to scrutinize big tech companies’ allegedly anticompetitive practices. Entrance to the Google UK offices in London on June 4, 2019. (Photo by Olly Curtis/Future via Getty ... [+] Images) Future via Getty Images. KEY FACTS. Google is a “monopolist” that “aggressively uses its monopoly positions, and the money that flows from them, to continuously foreclose rivals and protect its monopolies,” the lawsuit alleges, which allegedly violates federal antitrust laws and harms companies and consumers. Full story

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