Antitrust Suit Against Google Shows the Party Is Ending for Big Tech

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A group of 36 states and the District of Columbia sued Google today in an antitrust case challenging the company’s control over its Android app store. Alex Harman, competition policy advocate for Public Citizen, released the following statement:

“This suit against Google is one more example of the bipartisan consensus that the Big Tech party is over, and the companies will be held accountable for monopoly abuses. The massive price Google and Apple charge app users and developers is only possible because of the stranglehold these companies have over the way apps are delivered on mobile phones. This abuse needs to be stopped. This lawsuit, the Big Tech antitrust bills in the House, and a more aggressive Federal Trade Commission under Chair Lina Khan will all be necessary to rein in the Big Tech monopolies.”