Google is one of the biggest tech companies in existence right now, and it’s hard to use the internet without coming across some of Google’s services or products. For example, Gmail is one of the most popular email services around, and it’s safe to say that the majority of us rely heavily on Google for search.
Google’s dominance is quite staggering to the point where the company can sort of dictate the standards of the web, which is why it doesn’t come as a surprise to learn in a report from The Wall Street Journal, the US Department of Justice could be gearing up to launch an antitrust investigation into the company.
This is backed up by other major publications such as The Washington Post, The New York Times, and Bloomberg, all of whom have “confirmed” an antitrust investigation is imminent. This would not be the first time that Google has been investigated, although the investigations in the US haven’t really resulted in anything major.
In other parts of the world, however, Google has been hit with a few fines, such as in the EU where Google was fined for $2.7 billion. However, whether or not this investigation will yield anything remains to be seen, so we’ll have to wait and see.