BREAK UP GOOGLE: There Is A Solid Conservative Antitrust Case Against Alphabet-Google

The Daily Caller | 11/5/2008 | Staff
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In a nutshell, the solid conservative antitrust case against Google is: information is power; power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

It’s hard to imagine a more harmful monopoly in a free market democracy than one with bottleneck control over the supply and demand for accessing the world’s digital information. That’s because the free flow of information and the competition of ideas are the lifeblood of both constitutional democracy and free market competition.

Case - Google - Facts

The solid conservative antitrust case against Google must start with the facts.

Antitrust is law enforcement. The government is limited. It must prove its case in court with facts, due process and the rule of law. Just like constitutional separation of powers is a backstop against political tyranny, antitrust law and free market competition serve as backstops against unaccountable market tyranny.

Act - W - Bush - Administration - Sherman

The last major antitrust act of the W. Bush Administration was to threaten a Sherman Act monopolization case against Google on November 5, 2008. It successfully blocked a proposed search ad partnership between #1 search provider Google, with 70% share, and #2 Yahoo, with 20% share.

Today Google has 94 percent of the mobile search market per Statista.

Google - Perent - Dominance - PC - Search

How did Google illegally extend its 70 perent dominance in the PC search market in 2008 to 94 percent of the mobile search market in 2018? Google required all device manufacturers and mobile carriers that used Google’s free Android operating system, to make Google Search the default search engine and to prominently pre-install and prioritize over a dozen Google apps. Now 16 of the top 20 Android apps are Google apps.

This Google tying behavior is very similar to the antitrust monopolization offense for which the DOJ convicted Microsoft in 2000. Microsoft had illegally required manufacturers that preinstalled its Windows operating system to also preinstall Explorer as the default browser.

Google - Users

Some defend Google by saying users...
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