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The cases against Google in Brazil
The U.S. Department of Justice sued Google on Tuesday, claiming that the tech giant has illegally protected its monopoly over search and search advertising. Among the anti-competitive practices attributed to Google is paying billions of dollars to phone and computer manufacturers in order to be the default search option on their devices.
While the U.S. government’s move is arguably the most significant challenge to the power of a tech behemoth in a generation, it is by no means the only one. In Brazil, Google is answering three lawsuits in Brazil’s antitrust watchdog Cade — many of them reflecting worldwide disputes.