Tencent "First Line" Ji Zhenyu May 31 from Silicon Valley
On May 31, US local time, according to people familiar with the matter, the US Department of Justice is preparing to conduct an anti-monopoly investigation on Google's search and other businesses.
In 2010, Google was punished by the European Commission for anti-monopoly, which ended with a high fine of $2.7 billion paid by Google in 2017. In 2016, the European Commission again launched a survey on Google's Android mobile operating system, and eventually imposed a $5.1 billion fine on Google in 2018.
In recent years, with a series of incidents concerning the leakage of user data privacy, discussions between the US political community and the public about whether a large technology company has formed a monopoly position are heating up. The last antitrust investigation initiated by the US Department of Justice against large technology companies occurred in 1998, when Microsoft was investigating.
The US Department of Justice and Google have not yet commented on this news.