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Google Claims Justice Department Anti-Trust Lawsuit is “Deeply Flawed”

Google said that the United States Justice Department’s antitrust lawsuit against the tech giant was “deeply flawed,” pointing out that users would find it more difficult to access superior search tools and cheap smartphones if the American government wins the case.

Google said that the United States Justice Department’s antitrust lawsuit against the tech giant was “deeply flawed,” pointing out that users would find it more difficult to access superior search tools and cheap smartphones if the American government wins the case.

“American antitrust law is designed to promote innovation and help consumers, not tilt the playing field in favor of particular competitors or make it harder for people to get the services they want,” Google senior vice president Kent Walker said in a Tuesday afternoon blog post.

The lawsuit by the US Justice Department and 11 states all across the country alleges that the search juggernaut used its market power to fend off competitors, including through distribution agreements that gave its search engine prominent placement on smartphones and even internet browsers.

Google claimed those agreements, in which it shares revenue from search ads with distributors such as tech giant Apple, help subsidize smartphones.

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