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Santara
#1 Oct 21 2020 06:23am
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...does evil, and the government(s) is(are) now doing something about it:

https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/20/justice-department-will-reportedly-file-its-antitrust-lawsuit-against-google-today/

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After investigating Google for more than a year, the Justice Department has finally issued its antitrust lawsuit against the search giant, alleging that the company is “unlawfully maintaining monopolies in the markets for general search services, search advertising, and general search text advertising in the United States.”

The full suit is here. It cites Section 2 of the Sherman Act — which deals specifically with monopolies — and seeks both to “restrain” Google and to seek remedies for the effects of its conduct so far. Remedies can come in the form of fines, or enforcing a divestment, or enforcing a change in business practices, or all of these.

Signing the 64-page suit alongside the DoJ are 11 states, all with Republican attorneys general: Texas, Arkansas; Florida; Georgia; Indiana; Kentucky; Louisiana; Michigan; Missouri; Montana; and South Carolina.


Now, I don't know what the government expects to accomplish here, but I'd be happy if they were able to neutralize the search results algorithms.
theCrossbones
#2 Oct 21 2020 06:25am
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Quote (Santara @ Oct 21 2020 05:23am)
...does evil, and the government(s) is(are) now doing something about it:

https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/20/justice-department-will-reportedly-file-its-antitrust-lawsuit-against-google-today/



Now, I don't know what the government expects to accomplish here, but I'd be happy if they were able to neutralize the search results algorithms.


so you want the gov't to interfere in private business.
you can use a different search engine you know?
thesnipa
#3 Oct 21 2020 06:27am
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Big company makes money, buys competitors with said money, makes more money. this is capitalism working as intended on a grand scale.

i am not a huge fan of algorithm, cookies, etc interactions either. i just dont see a legal way to restrain it.

the only thing close would be to make it optional somehow, but they'd hide it behind so many settings prompts only a few would shut it off.
Santara
#4 Oct 21 2020 06:36am
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Quote (theCrossbones @ Oct 21 2020 07:25am)
so you want the gov't to interfere in private business.
you can use a different search engine you know?


...and I do. When I want my search results unfiltered. But you? You're happy that your search results are filtered for you? Confirmation bias much?
EndlessSky
#5 Oct 21 2020 06:55am
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Quote (Santara @ Oct 21 2020 08:23am)
...does evil, and the government(s) is(are) now doing something about it:

https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/20/justice-department-will-reportedly-file-its-antitrust-lawsuit-against-google-today/



Now, I don't know what the government expects to accomplish here, but I'd be happy if they were able to neutralize the search results algorithms.


Djunior
#6 Oct 21 2020 07:10am
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Quote (Santara @ Oct 21 2020 02:36pm)
...and I do. When I want my search results unfiltered. But you? You're happy that your search results are filtered for you? Confirmation bias much?


duhhhCrossbones is obviously happy with leftist run big tech companies influencing the elections

Jupe
#7 Oct 21 2020 07:13am
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hype
Duckling
#8 Oct 21 2020 07:48am
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Quote (Djunior @ Oct 21 2020 09:10am)
duhhhCrossbones is obviously happy with leftist run big tech companies influencing the elections


He can't think for himself
Thor123422
#9 Oct 21 2020 07:50am
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If the free market doesnt like it then it will be fixed. If it isnt fixed it isnt wrong.

So sayeth the invisible hand. All praise the hand!
ofthevoid
#10 Oct 21 2020 07:50am
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Don’t think it’s going anywhere. It’ll probably be stuck in courts for years only to fizzle out. This is a trillion dollar company that can afford to litigate this for decades.
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