Third Antitrust Suit Against Google is a Victory for Small Businesses, Communities, & Consumers

December 17, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — The American Economic Liberties Project released the following statement after a bipartisan group of 38 state and territorial attorneys general led by Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser and Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson filed suit against Google, targeting its dominance of online search.

“Google’s business model is a threat to democracy. Today’s antitrust suit against Google, the second just this week, marks another victory for the small businesses, communities, and consumers harmed by Google’s control of online commerce,” said Sarah Miller, Executive Director of the American Economic Liberties Project. “By taking aim at Google’s entrenched search monopoly, these enforcers are not only holding Google accountable, but are also finally taking the steps necessary to reestablish an open internet.”

“What we have witnessed this year is an extraordinary and long overdue revival of America’s anti-monopoly tradition,” said Miller. “There are now three strong antitrust cases against Google, and two more against Facebook. Congress and the incoming Biden administration should act too, and pass the laws recommended by the House Antitrust Subcommittee Report to strengthen antitrust law and break up Google and other large tech monopolies by statute.”


Economic Liberties works to ensure America’s system of commerce is structured to advance, rather than undermine, economic liberty, fair commerce, and a secure, inclusive democracy. Economic Liberties believes true economic liberty means entrepreneurs and businesses large and small succeed on the merits of their ideas and hard work; commerce empowers consumers, workers, farmers, and engineers instead of subjecting them to discrimination and abuse from financiers and monopolists; foreign trade arrangements support domestic security and democracy; and wealth is broadly distributed to support equitable political power.