Analysis: Google Antitrust Case to Turn on How Search Engine Grew Dominant – Experts

Tower Center Fellow Dr. Shubha Ghosh was featured in an article on how the U.S. government’s antitrust case against Alphabet Inc’s Google appears strong, but could face an uphill battle from a business-friendly judiciary that may question whether a free search engine beloved by consumers has actually left them worse off, several legal experts said. Dr. Ghosh said that the government alleges Google is blocking more consumer-friendly search engines, such as ones that do not collect user data to personalize ads, from gaining popularity. But he said Google could argue simply that its search engine was effective at generating results that consumers want, and was “not meant to be exclusionary.” Read more here.