Given that Google has just submitted detailed antitrust remedies to rectify the EU’s findings that Google has abused its market dominance in four different ways, and given that earlier this year the FTC found that Google violated antitrust laws in a fifth different way, it is instructive and important to simply chronicle all of Google antitrust violations in one place to let the consistency, breadth, and seriousness of Google’s anti-competitive behavior sink in.
Please don’t miss: “Google’s Global Antitrust Rap Sheet” — here.
First, it shows that Google has violated antitrust laws in TEN DIFFERENT ways over the last five years!
- That is exceptionally hard to do unless a company is genuinely a predatory monopolist that is extending its market power in every direction, and has a culture of unaccountability.
Second, Google is under antitrust scrutiny, investigation, or supervision in NINE DIFFERENT countries and the EU.
- It is telling that most everywhere Google goes antitrust scrutiny or other trouble with the law follows.
The obvious takeaway here is Google is a global serial antitrust offender and recidivist.
- To better learn why, check out Google’s top ten antitrust-related quotes — in their own words — here.
In sum, the important lesson here is simple and well-known: those who ignore the past are destined to repeat it.