Another day, another Google antitrust lawsuit. Today’s installment from 38 states and territories, attacking Google’s dominance in search, covers much of the ground laid out in the Justice Department’s lawsuit against Google in late October. But the list of allegations spelled out today paints an unflattering picture of the tech giant and how it uses its power to maintain dominance.
That said, there was a disingenuous element to some of the commentary around the allegations. New York Attorney General Letitia James claimed Google’s behavior had resulted “in all of us paying more for the services we use every day.” Which services is she talking about? Google offers for free services and products that otherwise cost consumers money—including news and maps.