Wall Street Journal

The Antitrust Case against Google Was a Republican Project

Biden regulators have gone overboard, but this case isn’t a good example.

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A logo sits illuminated outside the Google booth at ISE 2023 and IOT Solution World Congress at Fira Barcelona on January 31, 2023, in Barcelona, Spain. (Cesc Maymo via Getty Images)

When the Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google three years ago this month, it was at my direction. The complaint argued that for many years, Google had been using anticompetitive tactics to squeeze competitors out and establish monopoly power in the markets for general internet searches and search advertising. The Justice Department has asserted that Google accounts for nearly 90% of all general search-engine queries in the U.S. and almost 95% of queries on mobile devices.

The trial in U.S. v. Google finally started in September. The public is getting its first glimpse behind the curtain to see Google for what it really is: a threat to the free market and free speech.

Read the full article in the Wall Street Journal.