- Trump himself has often criticized Google, recycling unfounded claims by conservatives that the search giant is biased against conservatives and suppresses their viewpoints, interferes with U.S. elections and prefers working with the Chinese military over the Pentagon.
You gotta wonder if this is central to it all. At the very least, the announcement and the news-to-come gives our wanna-be fascists a convenient platform to ramp up whatever accusations suit them politically.
It's strange (and new-ish?) to have an entirely republican slant to enforcing new regulations on big business:
- The lawsuit is expected to only be signed onto by Republican state attorneys general, according to the Post. Other AGs could choose to join the case later or spin off their own challenges to Google.
NYTimes thinks it's the biggest legal challenge any of the big tech giants have ever been up against. Whatever the true scope, it greatly worries me to see Barr conducting this prosecution.
I guess it's not impossible that some aspects of this are a good thing(s)? I would be interested in hearing more arguments in favor of (or against) breaking up some of the big tech giants, but not really from Trump's DoJ.